Jake Gardiner talks contract with Greg Brady

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Jake Gardiner
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Leafs defenceman Jake Gardiner joined Brady & Walker to explain his reasons for signing a long-term contract with Toronto, the team’s off-season changes thus far, and his relationship with head coach Randy Carlyle.

  • Doorman

    5 Years for a real gem!!!  Things are looking Up!!!

    Cant wait for the season to start!!!

    GO LEAFS GO!!!

  • wiski

    Doorman Ya I was really happy at the price and term.

  • Bruffins

    wiski Doorman
    let’s hope he is the next Dion!

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    GO GARDINER!

  • wiski

    Bruffins wiski Doorman Or Doughty 😉

  • Bruffins

    wiski Bruffins Doorman
    tomato/tomahto 😉

  • wiski

    Bruffins wiski Doorman LOL

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Radar O’Rielly

    Good deal, now lets start training camp!

  • Bruffins

    wiski Bruffins Doorman
    I’d just like to say that that was sarcasm so I don’t get quoted on in in 2 months

  • steele123

    Very happy with how the contract came out. I think we can all make the assumption that Jake likely won’t be going anywhere for a season or 2.

  • BlueSmoke

    wiski Doorman did you think he was going to get more? he only had 30pts last year lol

  • wiski

    BlueSmoke wiski Doorman If they did a bridge deal and he lit it up, he would be getting a lot more than 4 mil, I’m sure the habs are kicking themselves for not locking up Suban when they had the chance

  • Cloud09

    wiski BlueSmoke Doorman Could probably have been locked in around $5M and now are gonna have to pay through the nose to keep him.

  • dlb Mad

    when i said there could be big changes to the team this off-season without moving any of the guys who were already under contract….one person here said i was an idiot.  (just one?)
    the same guy is convinced that only the top skilled players can set the tone for the team.
    i just popped in to remind that guy: you’re wrong.  ha.  ha.

  • wiski

    dlb Mad Now who could that be I wonder

  • docmma

    -Keon Idiot his voice grates on me.. and he goes off on a rant about how Gardiner put up his huge totals at the end of the season when he was unleashed.. etc.. Brady you do realize we lost a boat load of those games.. and Gardiner in his offensive foray coughed up a bunch of bad goals??? Way to applaud the mistakes… Brady…
    Gardiner can play two-way… and if he is going to be super elite he has to.. I think Dubas will convince him this year..

  • B_Leaf

    docmma -Keon

    Two well informed comments…slow clap and head nod

  • Yaknowwhat

    What a goof Brady is….he says to Gardiner…I guess its been non-stop golf for you…Gardiner says yeh but I’ve also been working out…Brady says relax I never said you weren’t….uhh yeh you did Brady….you said non-stop golf…meaning you’ve only been playing golf….jerk..

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Yaknowwhat won’t be going on that show again…

  • Komas Taberle

    Yaknowwhat
    I would stick the head on that guy Brady and put his nose through his cheekbones and laugh in his face, he is a fucking clown.

  • Yaknowwhat

    For some reason some of these media morons think being an obnoxious dick makes them cool and intelligent…

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Yaknowwhat dunno why you’d want to piss off your guest, your only shooting yourself in the foot when he and all his other buds start declining your interviews

  • Bobsyouruncle

    steele123 All?  no no no no no   
    jk  I get it. Build up his trade value to get something better.

  • Greg Fenton

    dlb Mad It is the top players who set the tone – once you’re part of a team you’ll get that. 

    And it remains to be seen if there have been big changes for this team. They’ve made a high number of personal changes like this almost each year for 3-4  years now, with very little “change” to show for it.

  • Greg Fenton

    steele123 I don;’t think this contract means anything in regards to him being traded. 

    If there isa  good deal there, they will make it. Same thing they would have done 3 days ago.

  • leafmealone

    Greg Fenton dlb Mad Translation: “He was referring to me.” lolol

  • Greg Fenton

    leafmealone Greg Fenton dlb Mad Well, I was one of them. As dlb said/hinted at, lots of people call him an idiot.

  • BlueSmoke

    Is the $4mil contract a clear indication the Jake is going to be on that first pairing with Dion? I would say it was already pretty clear he was but there is possibility of Robidas and Reilly as well. 

    Gardiner – Phaneuf
    Reilly – Robidas
    Polak – Franson

    Granberg/Percy/Macwilliam/Holzer in the wings, That is a pretty decent group of D I think and our forwards are a really well balanced 4 lines. So why are people still saying we’re years away from competing?

  • Cameron19

    BlueSmoke I think Gardiner and Robidas would form the best second pairing, but that may force Rielly onto the top pair too soon.

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/kevin_mcgran

    https://twitter.com/kevin_mcgran/status/494584746958024705

    Gardiner said https://twitter.com/hashtag/Leafs?src=hash offered him two contracts: Shorter one to bridge him closer to UFA + 5-year deal he opted for. His choice. https://twitter.com/hashtag/Leafs?src=hash

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/kevin_mcgran

    https://twitter.com/kevin_mcgran/status/494585006929362944

    “I am happy to be a Leaf for a really long time. … It just shows the Leafs have a lot of faith in me.”
    -Gardiner on his contract, https://twitter.com/hashtag/Leafs?src=hash

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/kevin_mcgran

    https://twitter.com/kevin_mcgran/status/494585254309416960

    “He is a coach that likes to push his players+get the most out of them. That was what he was doing with me.”
    -Gardiner on Carlyle https://twitter.com/hashtag/Leafs?src=hash

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/kevin_mcgran

    https://twitter.com/kevin_mcgran/status/494585532995756033

    “I have a lot more potential than what I’ve been doing.”
    -Gardiner on Carlyle https://twitter.com/hashtag/Leafs?src=hash

  • BlueSmoke

    Cameron19 BlueSmoke I have no problem with Reilly moving up. He seems more defensively responsible and likewise Robidas then phaneuf. I think Gardiner and Phaneuf would be the two greater defensive reliabilities of the four so maybe it is a good idea to go Reilly and Phaneuf.

  • T K O

    interesting that he had a choice between short or long term………usually you give up $ for term… if that were the case and he chose bridge deal, we probably would be over the cap right now.

  • Black_Hawk

    Loric76 nice

  • BlueSmoke

    T K O not when it is a young player tho. The dollar value goes up on long term based on potential, bridge is show me what you got and we’ll give you the money. The leafs this time gave the money hoping on what he might have and hopefully getting a deal later in the deal.

  • BlueSmoke

    T K O short term prob would of been 3.5 like Fransons

  • Cameron19

    BlueSmoke T K O Short term probably would have been 2.5 for 2 years.

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    I love you Jake !!

  • Jay_Berg

    Subbans agent on PTS. Sounds like a short term deal is likely even if they settle prior to Arb

  • Loric76

    Jay_Berg all the sooner for him to hit UFA and come home

    #FreePKSubban

  • hometeem

    dlb Mad when our top line is held accountable we will take the next step

  • hometeem

    Loric76 Jay_Berg wats he have left b4 ufa?

  • LeafsGuru

    2 years

  • hometeem

    LeafsGuru does he have the option in arb for a 2 yr deal

  • Loric76

    hometeem LeafsGuru if he has two RFA years left, then yes.

  • conis

    subban hot stove today…makes me sick

  • LeafsGuru

    I think the team gets to pick the term.

  • Loric76

    @conis just wait till he’s a Leaf you’ll love being here