Thread: Value of: Sam Gagner to NYR
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01-21-2013, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
There's a reason Edmonton fans have been trying to trade this guy for the last 3 years, and it's not because his value is on par with Stepan's.
It has more to do with certain vocal and desperate Oil fans being simultaneously convinced that Gagner - despite being a fairly capable player - is somehow Not The Answer at #2C simply because he's not a superstar, yet at the same time he should count as a quality #2C in trade exchanges and thus fetch back a guy who's a future #1C (and so is perfect for an Oil #2C) because all Oilers are great or something and other teams are run by losers.
Also, the price for Ryan Johansen is still Jordan Eberle.

Basically, that's the crazy subset. Don't pay attention to the crazy subset. They'll make you crazy. There's plenty of reasonable Oil fans out there, but they tend mostly to hide when the crazies come out because otherwise they get caught in the crossfire.

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