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12-17-2012, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Fourier View Post
Schultz is a defenseman! By the argument you seem to be implying one would conclude that if Schultz had 45 points as a rookie in the NHL then that would somehow put him on the same level as Gagner. What he has done so far in the AHL is stunning. But more than that, his projected role on the Oilers is as the #1 option on the point on the the pp. He has almost no serious competition for this role on the big team right now. His game may not translate to the NHL but you can bet he will be given every opportunity to show what he has.

Gagner is at best the #5 forward in terms of his place on the depth chart. If the Oilers could keep only one of Gagner or Schultz right nw do you really think the decision would be tough?
Oh for crying out loud. Gagner is #5 forward at age 22 on a club with 3 #1 draftpicks in the lineup and a ringer forward pick. Gawd, punt the kid, he's awful,

Seriously why would you even make that point?

There must be a pavlovian bell that sounds when Gagner is mentioned on this board and all the usual critics pop out of the woodwork.

Depth is not a bad thing to have. We've seen that often enough when we have injuries and Gagner can step into any configuration without looking out of place.

Its amazing how many fans consider Gagner redundant. I'd imagine the actual players on the club that play with him don't.

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