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10-06-2012, 09:20 AM
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If Gagner was a good enough 2C, Oilers fans wouldn't be saying repeatedly on here that their biggest need (or at least that a hole that they have) is 2C. So they aren't as sold on Gagner as they would have you beleive. that hated the trade for the Sens when we acquired him, but he's sold me.
It's not that tons of Oil fans want a better 2nd line center it's just that several Oil fans want a bigger second line center. None of our centres really have any size and none of our top 6 forwards have any size, either.
On top of that, Hall-Hopkins-Eberle is a line that nobody wants to see broken up and before the drafting of Yakupov that left Gagner, our second line center, without a sniper. I'm convinced that Gagner could consistently put up 20+ goals on a year to year basis playing on the second line if there was an actual center on his line. We'll find out next season.
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