Both drafted in the 1st round of 2008. Both had 30 points last season. Was Gardiner's rookie season while Bogosian already has a few under his belt. Maybe they have similar upside, but they bring different things to the table. Which one do you think will be the better of the two?
Gardiner could potentially end up being better, but I'd say the odds are heavily in favour of Bogosian being the better player so it's hard to go against him. Bogosian has already proven to be a capable defender against tough competition, and while I think it's unfair to already dismiss Gardiner as an offensive defensemen, he hasn't proven anything against tough competition like Bogosian has.
Bogosian hasn't done a lot in his 4 years in the league. Don't know why he is flat out dominating this poll considering how great Gardiner was in his rookie season. Hell, I even remember his last season in Atlanta the fans were calling him Bozo or bozosian or something like that.
Leafs fan saying Bogosian with no hesitation. Anyone that watched Bogosian last year would know how dominant he looked for the Jets.
If there is a young d-man that I had pick who may have the chance to be like Weber, Bogosian would be my guy. He is incredible in all 3 zones and can flat out take over a game when he wants to. He just needs to consistently develop his offensive game and stay stable defensively like he did last season, and he is a legit #1 d-man.
Bogosian had the same points on 10 less games, while facing tougher minutes. He's also way better defensively and more physical than Gardiner.
Gardiner's good but Bogosian is better than him in pretty much every aspect of the game.
Gardiner is a better skater and has better offensive skill, IMO.
They're both the same age but Gardiner produced the numbers in his rookie season.
The situation is not fair to compare with Bogosian who already has almost 4 years of NHL under his belt, but the fact that Gardiner produced 30 points in his rookie year really tells you something about his offensive potential.
Also, Gardiner is more of a puck moving defender than Bogosian.
Disagree about Gardiner being a better skater. Bogosian is an elite skater. But I will say I like Gardiner transition game better. That is to say I think after his team has possession in the d zone he's better at getting it set up in the ozone. I like Bogosian more in his own zone and as much in the ozone. I think Gardiner is better at getting his team set up to score points.
I like Gardiner. Just think Bogosian is quite a bit better at this stage and think he has a higher ceiling
Bogosian easily right now, but i wouldnt be surprised to change in the near future. This was the first season where Bogo proved he isnt a disappointment so its not like his play was all that dominant up until this point but he had a phenomenal season in Winnipeg.