Jake Gardiner Discussion Thread
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03-09-2013, 01:33 AM
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I just don't get the Leafs sometimes..you have a very talented player ready to play in the NHL and you give guys like Koskta and Holzer (who are both rookies at 25+) an opportunity.
I don't mind Kostka but Holzer with Phaneuf is just a terrible pairing, he's in way over his head.
Morgan Rielly will be lucky to make the team when he's 21.
I kind of feel a wave of hopelessness come over me when I think of how they decided to go with less skill, less upside and less experience in Kostka and Holzer over Gardiner, ON PURPOSE. Maybe if they went on a Blackhawks style run, you wouldn't be able to question anything, but we're still anemic on the powerplay and let's face it, not that solid defensively all the time either, considering that Ottawa debacle.
I don't want to see Gardiner up here only after a long losing skid, but this is just irritating beyond belief. If you dump Lombardi and Connolly for Kadri to come up and succeed, that same principle should apply for Gardiner too.
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