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Oilers re-sign Sam Gagner (1yr/$3.2M)
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07-20-2012, 01:27 PM
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But arbitration is only a 1 or 2 year deal, I believe at the team's discretion. The Oilers weren't going to give him 2 years, so he likely would've been given a 1 year deal through arbitration anyways, giving him the same leverage for his next contract.
I'm not sure if the Gagner camp we're giving in to the "its bad to go all the way to arbitration" They did that anyway and it went 11th hour. I don't see optics being any different.
Theres been a signal here from both sides.
From the Oiler its "you're not in our plan Sam."
From Gagner camp "We'll look at our best options and continue to do so"
Neither side committing to Sam being here. This will make for some odd moments and decisions in the coming year.
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