Thread: Confirmed with Link: Oilers re-sign Sam Gagner (1yr/$3.2M)
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07-20-2012, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by missedpicks View Post
I really don't see the downside of this deal, besidse the fact that if he plays well his next contract will be more expensive. But really...what's wrong with that. If he is posting 60ish points he would deserve a better contract.

People would complain about the term if it was longer than 2 years because they would worry about not being about to sign the big 4.

The price is great!
Theres a lot of potential downside.

If Gagner hits it out of the ballpark this year he increases his dollar cost for next year immensely. Meaning that the Oilers have to pay much more for the same player instead of maybe going for a longer term contract at a more reasonable rate and more in line what our future capspace needs will be.

Note as well that just because Gagner increases his pts total considerably, and increases his contractual value considerably it doesn't necessarily increase his trade value in the same way.
WE never seem to get trade value in stock here.

We've basically just set the stage for a Gagner increase in payment next year and depending on how much the club just deciding to trade him for much the same return they would get this year. I don't see the trade value increasing considerably. Just the contract price.

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