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51 Jake Gardiner D
Height/Weight: 6-2/184 | Birthdate: 7/4/1990 | Birthplace: Deephaven, MN, USA | Team: Toronto Maple Leafs | College: Wisconsin | NHL Experience: 3 | Salary: $875,000 | Owned/Started%: 26/13 | Average Draft Position: 160.48
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3/23/2015

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Jake Gardiner

Leafs' Gardiner Scores In Loss

News: Jake Gardiner provided the team's lone goal in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Wild.
Analysis: Jake Gardiner needed over three months between goals two and three on the season, but he's now found the back of the net twice in the last three games to bring his season tally up to four. The defenseman has actually been producing at an impressive rate in March, tallying seven points in 11 games, but a minus-21 rating is likely enough to scare away most potential fantasy owners.

3/19/2015

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Jake Gardiner

Leafs' Gardiner: First Goal in 45 Games

News: Jake Gardiner scored the Leafs' only goal in a 4-1 loss to the Sharks on Thursday night.
Analysis: It was his first goal since Dec. 6 and only his third goal of the season (he had 10 last year). He does have six points (one goal, five assists) in his last nine games, so perhaps there are some offensive signs of life. But his game hasn't developed the way his fantasy owners have felt it should.

3/15/2015

Jake Gardiner, D, TOR Leafs' Gardiner Picks Up Two Assists

Jake Gardiner

Leafs' Gardiner Picks Up Two Assists

News: Jake Gardiner registered two assists in Friday's loss to the Flames.
Analysis: It's been largely a forgettable season for Jake Gardiner, but he's begun to come on strong under interim coach Peter Horachek. He's tallied four assists in his last four games, while seeing over 23 minutes of ice time on each occasion. The minus-22 rating will likely remain an issue the rest of the season, but he may be able to offset it to a degree if he continues to provide point with regularity.

3/8/2015

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Jake Gardiner

Leafs' Gardiner Registers Assist In Loss

News: Jake Gardiner assisted on the Leafs' lone goal in Saturday's loss to the Blues.
Analysis: Jake Gardiner saw a team-high 23:44 of ice time in the loss, a surprising development for a player who has disappointed the Leafs with his play this season. While Gardiner has shown that he's capable in the past of providing offense in droves, he's only mustered three points over his last 12 games and is sitting on a minus-23 rating for the season. It probably makes sense to steer clear of using him in mid-sized or shallower formats.

2/7/2015

Jake Gardiner, D, TOR Leafs' Gardiner: Three Assists In Last Two Games

Jake Gardiner

Leafs' Gardiner: Three Assists In Last Two Games

News: Jake Gardiner set up two goals, including one on the power play, in Saturday's 5-1 win over Edmonton.
Analysis: He now has three helpers (two on the PP) in his last two games. He has just 14 points in 51 games this season and his minus-20 is horrific. Yet those who follow advanced stats will tell you he's one of the Leafs' best. Advanced stats may be catching on in the NHL, but they're not used much in fantasy. So his value continues to be mediocre at best.

1/21/2015

Jake Gardiner, D, TOR Leafs' Gardiner: First Points In 12 Games

Jake Gardiner

Leafs' Gardiner: First Points In 12 Games

News: Jake Gardiner picked up two assists in Toronto's 4-3 loss to Ottawa on Wednesday night. They were his first points in 12 games.
Analysis: How does a guy with that much talent go through such a slump? Well, he just doesn't think the game well. But that's OK if he can still put up points. He's a risk right now, but is the kind of guy who can turn it up at any time.

1/7/2015

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Jake Gardiner

Leafs' Gardiner Minus-4 In First Game Post Carlyle

News: Jake Gardiner, who was frequently in former coach Randy Carlyle's dog house, played his first game after Carlyle's firing and finished minus-4.
Analysis: So much for making a positive impression -- he was out of position and there were too many risky plays. He has talent, but we've always been concerned about his ability to think the game. The next couple weeks will be important for him to change the minds of Leafs' brass.

12/21/2014

Jake Gardiner, D, TOR Leafs Scratch Gardiner On Saturday

Jake Gardiner

Leafs Scratch Gardiner On Saturday

News: Jake Gardiner was a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Flyers.
Analysis: With just eight points and a minus-11 rating in 30 games, Jake Gardiner has been mostly a letdown for the Leafs this season. He's probably too talented to stick in the press box for long, but perhaps the healthy scratch will serve as a wake-up call for the blueliner. He was replaced in Saturday's lineup by Korbinian Holzer.

12/4/2014

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Jake Gardiner

Leafs' Gardiner: Gets Assist, But Game Not Growing

News: Jake Gardiner picked up an assist in Thursday's loss to the Devils.
Analysis: He has three assists in his last three games, but has only seven points in 23 games. His game hasn't grown this season, but he has shown occasional flashes. But his minus-10 rating is a bit of an anchor for those of you in leagues that count that stat. He still has a solid future, but it won't be this year.

11/8/2014

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Jake Gardiner

Leafs' Gardiner In Lineup Saturday

News: Jake Gardiner (knee) is in the lineup Saturday against the Rangers, Jonas Siegel of TSN reports.
Analysis: Jake Gardiner went into warmups as a game-time decision, but he will play. The blueliner has a goal and an assist in 11 games this season.

11/8/2014

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Jake Gardiner

Leafs' Gardiner A Game-Time Decision Saturday

News: Jake Gardiner (lower body) will be a game-time decision Saturday against the Rangers, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.
Analysis: Jake Gardiner took part in the Leafs' morning skate and said he felt fine, but he'll be examined in pregame warmups before the team signs off on his return to the lineup. Even prior to suffering the injury, Gardiner had been off to an uninspiring start to the season, contributing two points in 11 games.

11/6/2014

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Jake Gardiner

Gardiner Dealing With Bone Bruise

News: Jake Gardiner is dealing with a bone bruise and was seen limping in the locker room following Thursday's game, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports.
Analysis: Jake Gardiner left the game and underwent an X-ray before being ruled out for the game. The fact that he isn't dealing with a break is encouraging, but his status for Saturday's game appears questionable at this point.

11/6/2014

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Jake Gardiner

Gardiner (Lower Body) Leaves And Won't Return

News: Jake Gardiner left Thursday's game with a lower-body injury and will not return.
Analysis: Jake Gardiner went to the dressing room and received X-Rays, and was later ruled out. The team will likely update his status in the future, but he should be considered day-to-day until something more is revealed.

11/6/2014

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Jake Gardiner

Leafs' Gardiner Leaves Game With Knee Injury

News: Jake Gardiner left Thursday's game with what might be a knee injury, according to commentators on TSN.
Analysis: He came out to test it during a TV timeout, but immediately retreated to the dressing. It was initially thought to be an ankle injury, but he was seen outside the dressing room with ice on his knee. No word about his availability for the rest of the game.

10/28/2014

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Jake Gardiner

Leafs' Gardiner Pots First

News: Jake Gardiner put home his first goal of the year Tuesday against the Sabres.
Analysis: The third-period tally was largely meaningless, extending the lead from 3-0 to 4-0 in a game that the Leafs completely dominated from start to finish. However, Jake Gardiner otherwise put up a rather quiet stat line, with just one shot on goal, one hit and a takeaway in 23:25. A 10-goal, 31-point scorer last year, Gardiner has just two points and four shots on goal in his first seven games.

10/17/2014

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Jake Gardiner

Gardiner To Reenter Lineup For Leafs

News: Jake Gardiner will return to the lineup Friday against the Red Wings, Stephen Whyno of the Canadian Press reports.
Analysis: After serving as a healthy scratch for the last two games, Jake Gardiner looks set to replace Stephane Robidas on defense. As arguably the Leafs' best defenseman in the latter stages of the 2013-14 season, Gardiner's recent removal from the lineup was puzzling, but it looks like he may have regained some of coach Randy Carlyle's trust. Gardiner will be paired with Morgan Rielly in his return.

10/14/2014

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Jake Gardiner

Leafs' Gardiner A Likely Healthy Scratch Tuesday

News: Jake Gardiner didn't take part in line rushes during Tuesday's pregame warmups and looks like he'll spend his second consecutive game in the press box, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports.
Analysis: Jake Gardiner was scratched only two times for all of last season, so coach Randy Carlyle's decision comes as a curious one. The 24-year-old had an assist and a minus-3 rating over his first two games, but he surely makes the Leafs' lineup a better one when he plays.

10/13/2014

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Jake Gardiner

Leafs' Gardiner May Sit Out Again Tuesday

News: Jake Gardiner may be a healthy scratch again Tuesday, reports the Toronto Star.
Analysis: The Leafs won Sunday and coaches are generally superstitious about keeping a winning lineup intact, so Jake Gardiner may once again be the odd man out. "It's understandable. It's how a lot of coaches think," Gardiner said after Monday's optional skate. He's considered a building block for the future, so he won't sit out for long. Just be prepared to adjust your lineup for Tuesday.

10/12/2014

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Jake Gardiner

Leafs' Gardiner Scratched Sunday

News: Jake Gardiner has been scratched from Sunday's lineup, TSN's Jonas Siegel reports.
Analysis: The 24-year-old led the Leafs in ice time Saturday, so the move to leave him out as a healthy scratch is rather puzzling. Jake Gardiner, who signed a four-year deal this offseason, isn't likely to find himself scratched very often going forward.

7/29/2014

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Jake Gardiner

Leafs, Gardiner Ink Five-Year Pact

News: Jake Gardiner signed a five-year, $20.25 million contract extension with the Maple Leafs on Tuesday, Chris Johnston of Rogers Sportsnet reports.
Analysis: Jake Gardiner, 24, asserted himself as a long-term building block for the Leafs on defense last season with his second 30-point campaign, contributing 10 goals, 21 assists, 108 hits and 87 blocks over 80 games. With Carl Gunnarsson shipped to St. Louis in the offseason, Gardiner appears poised to claim a spot next to Dion Phaneuf on the team's top defensive pairing, though fellow ascendant youngster Morgan Rielly will provide some heat.

7/29/2014

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Jake Gardiner

Gardiner, Leafs Closing In On New Contract

News: Jake Gardiner and the Leafs are closing in on a long-term contract extension for the defender, reports Paul Hendrick of Leafs TV.
Analysis: Jake Gardiner is one of the Leafs' best young defenders. The guy can skate like the wind and jump into the play in the offensive zone like few can. He will be a fantasy force if he can harness his many talents and tools.

6/28/2014

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Jake Gardiner

Gardiner To Get Shot In Leafs' Top Defense Pair?

News: Leafs general manager Dave Nonis says he wants either Jake Gardiner or Morgan Rielly to take Carl Gunnarson's spot on the top defense pairing, reports Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun.
Analysis: Geez -- neither guy is really ready for that job just yet and Jake Gardiner is coming off a season where he he started slowly and prone to several brain burps. Training camp will be interesting indeed, but if he wins the gig, his fantasy value will go up ... perhaps inappropriately. The increased pressure may lower his fantasy output. Watch and wait.

4/10/2014

Jake Gardiner, D, TOR Leafs' Gardiner: Nine Assists In Last Nine Games

Jake Gardiner

Leafs' Gardiner: Nine Assists In Last Nine Games

News: Jake Gardiner picked up two assists in Thursday's loss to the Panthers. He has nine points -- all assists -- in his last nine games.
Analysis: Is it a little too late? He finally grew into his game late last season, but at times this year, he struggled to re-find that magic. Jake Gardiner now has 31 points on the season.

3/29/2014

Jake Gardiner, D, TOR Leafs' Gardiner: Four-Game, Six-Assist Streak

Jake Gardiner

Leafs' Gardiner: Four-Game, Six-Assist Streak

News: Jake Gardiner picked up two assists Saturday in a loss to Detroit. His current point streak now stands at four games and six assists, and he has been held off the scoresheet just once in his last seven games (eight points).
Analysis: He actually has 10 points, including four goals, in his last 10 games. And despite some defensive lapses, he has a plus-2 rating in those 10 games. He's now just two points from equalling his career mark of 30 points set in 2011-12.

3/28/2014

Jake Gardiner, D, TOR Leafs' Gardiner Riding Small Streak

Jake Gardiner

Leafs' Gardiner Riding Small Streak

News: Jake Gardiner's assist in Friday's 4-2 loss to Philadelphia gives him a three-game point streak, with four helpers coming in the last three contests.
Analysis: Jake Gardiner has quietly been solid over the last two weeks with five points in five games. His numbers as a whole on the season are down, but he certainly has the talent to produce. He just doesn't do it nearly enough as the Leafs would like him to.