Don't have the exact quote, but someone said the only pieces they want are Kessel, Phaneuf and Gardiner, and you said you didn't want any of the Leafs garbage.
Your going to have to explain Corsi, cause to me that stat is just a way for people to grasp at straws, for some people it seems to accurately tell the story, for others it doesn't.
Go to HF, find a pretty reasonable and objective fan, ask him Gardiner's importance to the team and get him to respond to that post you showed me.
You will probably get laughed at.
Still FOS. You're grasping at false straws - provide a quote - don't put your straw words in my mouth - it's ignorant.
And ironically, the last people I'd want are Kessel or Phaneuf.
Corsi - which you apparently don't understand - according to you, nevertheless, is "grasping at straws" - yet you are suggesting I go fan surfing on HF boards for an 'objective' person to tell me that Gardiner is a fully developed two-way top 4 blueliner? You're wasting my time Smashian.
I believe someone brought up the point a few days ago that you act like CDC's own Bob McKenzie - as if you're an insider regarding every proposed deal, who knows exactly who will move which player and for whom...
And yet you are oblivious to things like offensive zone starts, relative corsi, and quality of competition. Your comment that the Leafs face the same competition as us just goes to show that you have no idea what kind of matchups the Leafs consciously decide to use Gardiner against - which would also suggest that you don't really have much idea how ready he actually is to play a true - unsheltered - top 4 role.
Edited by oldnews, 28 January 2013 - 08:24 PM.