Thread: Confirmed with Link: Oilers re-sign Sam Gagner (1yr/$3.2M)
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07-20-2012, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Dorian2 View Post
Good term for Oilers and $$ for Gagner. This year he has to prove his worth for sure.

Here's a "what if" though:

What if they try Hall at C?
What if Hall exeeds expectations at C?
What if Hall turns out to be a much better centerman than Gagner is?

If the above happens this year, as Hall has been at times speculated to try the center position, it may not put Gags in as good of a position for both a trade or for a new contract.

If Hall isn't tried at center this year, there are is a whole other range of good that can happen for Gagner.

This is his big test.
I don't think that Hall will be used at center this year unless our other centers crap the bed. He has said he's open to playing center, but that he would really want to know over the summer going into the season so he can properly prepare. With his shoulder surgery, I don't think that he would have adequate preparation time at all.

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