Thread: Confirmed with Link: Oilers re-sign Sam Gagner (1yr/$3.2M)
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07-20-2012, 12:31 PM
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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.
I think...if & when Gagners' time as an Oiler ends...he leaves here as part of a package deal not unlike how Brandon Sutter was used to aqcuire Jordan Staal.

Sutters' trade stock had actually "dipped" after last season...but...he became an ideal piece.

I guess my point is...just because a players' trade value isn't optimized...doesn't mean you can't still make the trade you MOST want to make.

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