Thread: Gagner at 2c
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12-17-2012, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by okgooil View Post
Ya, I would just like to know who every one has in mind as our perfect 2c. It is like every one is paiting a picture of some one and I have no idea who that is. Sam Gagner has stregths and weeknesses. Size isn't a stregth but oh well, not like it means he can't be a very good NHL player. If you just look at his stats, you think, hey there is a very promising young hockey player. Not sure why every one is down on the guy.
It's actually really common with prospects that enter the league too early, and something that Edmonton fanbase is notorious for - prospects that enter the league too early gain unrealistic expectations, and fans get impatient and turn on them when the players fail to live up to the standards of progression expected of them in a timely manner.

Ultimately Gagner was rushed. Not because he wasn't ready, or will be a UFA sooner, but because all those trying development years he was destined to go through would have been better done out of sight, out of mind of NHL fans.

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