I thought Gardiner was much improved against the Ducks. It's not easy to adjust to playing on your off side. Carlyle is responsible for getting more physical and defensive play out of Franson. He's responsible for JVR's new aggressive play. He got Kessel to play defense. All of these players struggled a bit in the adjustment, but emerged as much better players. Everything's going to click for Gardiner eventually. It's already starting to happen. He's going to be a very dangerous player in the near future. Just imagine what Carlyle's coaching style is going to do for Reilly.