Thread: Value of: Sam Gagner and Ryan Whitney
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01-04-2013, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Oates2Neely View Post
"Twice as much"?? Better look at Cogliano's stats again.

45
38
28
35
26

And that's not skating top-6 minutes as Gagner has. They are extremely close talent-wise. Close comparison.

Gagner is in a top-6 role and being depended on in an offensive role. He has not lived up to the hype in 5 seasons. As a matter of fact, he has failed to match his rookie year career high of 49 points. IF Gagner was a checking center putting up 45 points a season while playing on PK and playing a shutdown role, he'd be extremely valuable. However he is just mediocre defensively.

The Oilers will eventually need to replace him with a more offensively talented #2 center, or a Dave Bolland type shutdown center to play between Yakupov and Hemsky.
Cogliano has hands of stone, Gagner actually has hands. The only thing Cogs has is hustle and speed.

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