Thread: Proposal: Edm - det/stl
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10-11-2012, 01:15 AM
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rumrokh
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I think Gagner has a worse reputation than he deserves because his production hasn't grown and he has played on a bad team. He's still a solid player. However, Berglund is a more valuable player. He has really started to blossom defensively, physically, and in protecting the puck. The Blues' system relies heavily on physical, defensive centermen and even if we magically give Gagner a ten+ point bump, it hurts the Blues to do this. And that's fantasy land. Gagner would probably do much worse on the Blues.

If the Blues are making a significant deal with Edmonton, other than the Oilers' four bigtime, young forwards (not happening), the only player that interests the Blues is Smid. And the Oilers probably wouldn't move him for the same reason the Blues aren't trading Berglund for anything but an upgrade at center: team needs.

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