Monday, October 22, 2012
TTM Success: Jake Gardiner
Received on the same day as the Ben Scrivens return, I got teammate Jake Gardiner's return. Gardiner spent the majority of last season with the Maple Leafs but joined the Toronto Marlies for the play-off run. Gardiner, a 1st round pick in 2008, was traded to the Leafs by the Ducks, along with Joffrey Lupul, for Francois Beauchemin. Wow, does that ever look like a one-sided trade. Gardiner made the NHL's All-Rookie team and has a bright future with the Leafs. Just like the Scrivens return, I had sent a picture I took during the Toronto Marlies game I attended. I can't remember if I sent an extra of the picture I took or not. Jake did return both copies of the auto on the right. If you're near an AHL franchise, make sure you get out to see a game. Decent prices on seats you could never afford at a NHL rink and a chance to see future stars.