Toronto Marlies head coach Dallas Eakins says defenceman Jake Gardiner is good enough to play with the Toronto Maple Leafs right now, but there's simply no spot for him in the lineup. - Sportsnet's Mike Johnston Jake Gardiner and Carl Gunnarsson are both going to get healthy at some point, what should the Leafs do with their defensive logjam? The image above is a Usage Chart generated by theninjagreg's sweet utility. You can click here in case you're reading this article not on the day it was published and the chart will be magically updated thanks to the wonders of the internet. The way to read the chart is as follows: on the Y-Axis (up and down) is Quality of Competition. Higher up on the chart means a player faces tougher opponents. The X-Axis (left and right) is how often a player starts his shifts in the offensive zone. If a player is farther to the right it means they get shifts with less of a chance of giving up a goal. The bubble size shows how well a player drives possession relative to their team, with blue being positive (good) and orange being negative.
Toronto's D Logjam: Who Goes for Gardiner?
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