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04-05-2013, 07:19 PM
Rare Jewel
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Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
I am patient. I don't Carlyle is though.

Kadri succeeded because they gave him some room to run with. Gardiner is neither going to re-learn to play an NHL game in the pressbox, or earn a coach's trust being a healthy scratch.

To me, the equation is this:

Gardiner and his terrible defense and good offense and upside > Kostka's slightly better defense, lack of any offense and no upside. But Carlyle seems to value that slight bit more of reliability in Kostka.
I think it's just down to circumstance.

Caryle wants to get in the playoffs and snap this drought, And even the biggest Gardiner fans will say he's had some problem in his own end this year and now isn't the time for Gardiner's re-acclamation process.

Next season with a full training camp should be a different story.

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