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.