Thread: Value of: Sam Gagner to NYR
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01-22-2013, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Kris Chreider View Post
Gagner would be an upgrade at 3C and could contribute on the PP. Skjei maybe? LH TWD, great skater and good hockey sense, can play in all situations. Only 1 or 2 years away from the NHL. Looked great in the Gophers-ND games.

Rangers would need to add, maybe 2014 1st, Skjei? We don't have a first for 2 years but the prospect cupboards look decent right now.

How's the value?
Assuming Gagner is the target worth pursuing at cost of some overpay --- which is reasonable for the right upgrade, I'm just not seeing that's Gagner --- I vote no on the principal asset of Skjei.

Skjei is not at this point another Kreider for sure, and his upside is not such that there needs be THAT much aversion to dealing him.

But he has upside, excels at something you can't teach, speed on skates, and I don't see a return of Gagner worth dealing Skjei long term.

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