Well you are calling me out for not being completely sold about his defensive play. And I really am not. I am sold on his offensive capabilities. So if you think I am wrong and don't know what I am talking about, Gardiner is a surefire top pairing defender right now...
And that in my mind is rather overrating him. And after reading a ton of posts about ROR being overrated I felt to take a shot .
Well it's a good thing that the Avs don't HAVE to trade with the Leafs then, there are as many as 29 other teams, as few as 14 other teams that could put their "hat in the ring" so to speak.
No one have to do anything. I would not mind us to trade for him but not if the price is Gardiner.
To be honest, I still hope he resigns with the Avs. Varlamov, Landeskog, Duchene and Johnson are all likable guys who imo is one of the better, if not the best, young cores any franchise have going forward, "problem" is that they are probably 3-5 years away from when they start to peak. O´Reilly would really add quality to that group.
So nothing in that article is true. I have yet to see one avs fan say what about the article is false only la,bast the reporter and claim its false but at least you are saying that it is a fictitious piece with only misinformation in it designed to make the avs front office look silly? I don't get it.
The guy has no idea what the Avs management said during negotiations so any place he is talking about O'Rielly not doing something is just made up.