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06-20-2012, 08:52 AM
Blind Gardien
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Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist View Post
1000? If he improves to a legit top 2 center then yah maybe. As is though, he's a 2nd line guy with upside and a guy like Plekanec(deemed a 1B or 2A) is much superior, even offensively.
I'm not sure if Plekanec is "much superior" offensively, but he's certainly a much better overall player. Anyway, I'm not even sure Gagner is ultimately going to stick as a center. But he's got a nice 200-pt start on the way to 1,000 at an age where some guys (think Ray Whitney) had just cracked the league. He'll still need some 70-80 pt seasons and decent longevity to get there, but I think he has a chance, anyway. Barring unforseen major injuries.

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