Thread: Confirmed with Link: Oilers re-sign Sam Gagner (1yr/$3.2M)
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07-20-2012, 11:59 AM
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As to the contract I'm confused by it all round.

A one year deal basically confirms Gagner at this point isn't in the plans here.

Barring injury he'll smash his production records, will up his contract cost for next year, and will likely be gone. I don't see how this plays out much differently.

But why would the Gagner camp agree to this when the arbitration award would likely be North of this?
This isn't necessarily a bad thing, if he starts smashing records he also up's his value. Then the Oilers can decide if we want to include him in the final stages of the re-build or to use him as bait acquire a bigger #2 C or #1-2D. It's all about finding a fair value for his next contract.

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