Thread: Value of: Jake Gardiner
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03-09-2013, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by seanlinden View Post
He got a concussion, when he came back struggled a bit, so they sent him down because they could. Since then, the team has played excellent. One thing you'd know if you watched the Leafs -- Carlyle doesn't mess with a winning formula.
Carlyle wouldn't keep Gardiner out of the line-up if he felt Jake would be their 2nd best defenseman. I'm sorry, but he just wouldn't. I don't care how many defensemen you have. All of this talk about how great Gardiner is flies in the face of this. Yes, he has a lot of potential to be a real good player, but that isn't at all the same as being a real good player.

I saw Carlyle for years in Anaheim, and he absolutely would mess with a winning formula if he felt it would make the team better. Adding a defenseman who would immediately be the #2? That is a no brainer. If it were true.

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