Thread: Proposal: Kessel to Edmonton?
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06-08-2009, 12:17 PM
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I would like a Gilbert + for Kessel trade from an Oilers perspective. However I would then like to see a Cogliano + for N. Horton as there will be a need for size in Edmonton. Kessel - Gagner - Horton would be an alright second line.

Originally Posted by ScubaaaBob View Post
I'm not knock Sam Gagner he should be a good player but he wont be the same type of impact player Kessel will be. Kessel's 36 goals is MUCH better than any NHL season Gagner has had yet. I don't see Gagner scoring 36 goals next year maybe 25...
You guys know Savard pretty well over there. Gagner will be as similar as a player to Savard as it gets.

Originally Posted by Homesick View Post
Agreed that Gagner is not a goalscorer and at best will be around the 20 goal mark in his career. But Kessel is so overrated right now.
Gagner has already scored 13 goals as an 18y/o and then 16 as a 19 y/o. I think he will have a couple seasons of 30 goals. In my opinion Gagner is a harder working version of Marc Savard. As a young guy he is putting up better numbers, I think at Gagner's peak he will be like Savard is now. 85-95 points, 20-30 goals, a whole mess of assists that go with it.

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