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03-03-2013, 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by CanadasTeam View Post
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...
He prefers defensemen playing their strong hand. So Phaneuf, Gunnar, Liles, Fraser and Gardiner are competing for 3 spots and Holzer, Kostka, Franson and Komisarek are competing for 3 spots.

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