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05-30-2012, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by DousedInOil View Post
I agree that Gagner isn't the perfect number 2 center on this team but we don't have anyone in the system that is capable of replacing his icetime. I don't want Horcoff as our 2nd line center. That means if RNH goes down he's our top center. Yikes!

I'd rather keep Gagner until we can get another center.

Hall-Gagner-Eberle
Hemsky-Gagner-Yakupov

That's a pretty good top 6. We just need more grit in the bottom 6. Smyth and Horcoff are good leaders but haven't earned a name from playing physical.

Maybe we can move Gagner for a bigger number 2 once Pitlick and Lander are further along?
This 100%, I have no problem with people wanting to upgrade #2 Center but you do not dump a guy who is our best bet unless you for sure have an adequate replacement. As long as Horcoff is carrying the number of minutes and pp mins and even pk minutes he has been the oilers are a lottery team.

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