Thread: Gagner at 2c
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12-21-2012, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by nabob View Post
woohoo he could maybe be a 50 point player if he plays with 80 point players while still getting served defensively.

Give me a 35-40 point center who wins 55% of his faceoffs, wins more puck battles than he loses and creates space for the other smallish and more skilled players on the roster any day.
Why don't you just wait a couple years and that will most likely be Gagner but instead of 35-40 points you can get 55-65 points and have him make space for teammates with smart puck movement and his tremendous hustle. He's a stocky 5'11 he's really not getting pushed around like posters like you are trying to insinuate, and he almost certainly will continue to get stronger. You are overstating any kind of defensive issues, he seems fine to me. The stats from last year that one could use to make an argument as to his defensive play make him look like a decent 2nd line center (and thats to say nothing of his age or offensive totals). He's not going to PK but at evens he does his job against reasonable competition. Again the big thing with this player is the most likely scenario sees him have his best days ahead of him.

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