Jake Gardiner Discussion Thread
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03-03-2013, 12:40 AM
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I'm just not sure what Carlyle objects to in Gardiner so much to keep him toiling away. I guess he's not lunch pail enough for him with his effortless skating, fancy stickhandling and generally un-blue collar ways to warrant being sat out in favour of a couple of right handed dmen like Kostka and Holzer. It's baffling he isn't getting some guaranteed playing time ahead of Gunnarsson and Fraser.
I'm also trying to figure out what Carlyle's mindset is.
At first I thought maybe he likes his defense to be tough who are willing to drop the gloves, protect their goalie/crease, etc. and Gardiner isn't that type of player... however on the other hand he favours Gunnarsson in the lineup (btw, soft as butter) over Komi so that theory doesn't really make sense to me either...
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