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In Topic: 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Today, 11:21 AM


Gardiner?  He plays in every situation, ranked 2nd among his entire team in minutes/game and is relied on heavily for his offense and puck moving ability.


Dekeyser is a good player who we need but Gardiner plays a much larger role on his team.

I think Gardiner has a ton of upside - however is it me, or did it seem as though he was in Carlyle's doghouse for much of the past 2 seasons?


It's why I'm thinking his role with the Leafs seems limited, and it's why he continues to be mentioned in trade rumors. 

In Topic: Red Wings add Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer to coaching staff

Yesterday, 01:13 PM

I don't need no stinking analytics!


When your team can punch people in the face, thought becomes irrelevant.  

Especially if they've become concussed  :crazy:

In Topic: 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Yesterday, 01:03 PM

Z - I agree with you, and I hope the cap hit stays somewhere around Tatar's, that way there is money left over for a trade deadline acquisition... :lol: Did I just say that? Anyhow, I do hope it is close to Tatar, but I got a feeling its going to be more towards Gardiner... I guess if he signs for 4-5 years @ $4.2Mish I could be ok with that, considering the money Holland has given Quincey.  I know Q has more seniority in the league, but Danny is better already. I hope that Danny signs one of those homer discounts to remain here forever and be part of (hopefully) a core that is going to grow into the next Dynasty.

I'm thinking it will be roughly the same amount that Gardiner had signed for...Nothing against Gardiner, but of the 2 players - DD, and Gardiner - who's played a greater role for their respective team?

In Topic: 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Yesterday, 12:51 PM

Gardiner has more than 1 season under his belt.  DeKeyser should get the exact same contract as Tatar.

True - however he's been bounced between the Marlies & Leafs where DD has spent the majority of his time in Detroit (other than the Griffins playoff run last year).


I personally wouldn't consider negating DD based on his games played, but what the quality of those games he played...He's been arguably our #2 Dman on most nights...He'll probably get a big raise, but ya never know.

In Topic: 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Yesterday, 11:06 AM

not sure if anyone posted that Gardiner re-signed with Toronto for $4.05M...he was a RFA defenseman.  So, this will probably be the starting point for DeKeyser.  He will more than likely get a similar contract.

Yup - count me in as surprised that not many here seem to have noticed this as well...


While watching the Brewer game last night - it flashed across the bottom of the screen...When checking out TSN here  - http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=458259


It looks like a deal that DD will want as well (something along the pay, but maybe 1 year more, or maybe 1 year less in term).