Errrr...because someone had the bright idea he was better than Gardiner?
I actually thought Barrie WAS an upgrade from Gardiner, although not by much.
Barrie has disappointed. I wouldn't say he should have buried Gardiner's presence, but he definitely should have shown Leaf fans the reason he was brought in.
Gardiner isn't having a stellar year by any stretch, but without looking at hard, current numbers, I believe he is having the better season over with the Canes.
They're paying them mucho. But I agree, they bench these pansies way too seldom these days. You have to understand them, it might hurt their feelings... 😟
-69 now, sorry! Seriously, 8 years in Colorado. That's a long time, never easy to settle down quickly but obviously needs to improve a lot.