Thread: Value of: Jake Gardiner
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02-18-2013, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Alflives View Post
Are you comparing Gardiner to Neidermayer and Fowler? Those are two players who were (are in Fowler's case) very effective without needing to be overly physical. Gardiner is not a physical player, and has yet to prove to Carlyle that he can be effective on skill alone. Consequently, he is in the AHL. He will certainly get another chance, but if he again is not able to be trusted with ice-time, he will be demoted again, or traded.
Gardiner proved to be effective on skill alone all of last year, and specifically when Carlyle came in.

He was out for a month with a concussion, came back a few games into the NHL regular season after DOMINATING the AHL, and just didn't look right. He's been in the AHL to get him back up to speed, and is slowly coming back. Had a great game today for the Marlies. He is not in the AHL because he is bad or not good enough or being shunned by Carlyle. He is in the AHL because he is coming off of an injury, combined with the NHL team doing well without him, and waiver implications.

James Mirtle ‏@mirtle
Being asked a lot about Jake Gardiner. One of considerations is if he plays three more NHL games, he becomes eligible for waivers.

James Mirtle ‏@mirtle
Basically once they bring Gardiner back, he's staying. This stretch of games with the Marlies will be his last as they'll never waive him.

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