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12-17-2012, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Tarus View Post
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.
So you think he would have been better off with Rob Schremp and the Springfield Falcons?

I dont see how that would have made him bigger, stronger, or stronger on his skates. Fact is he hasnt improved much if at all over a period of five years. Not sure how being in junior and then the AHL would have addressed any of those issues.

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