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02-03-2013, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Bryanbryoil View Post
You're saying that Gagner is the 20th-25th best center in the NHL? Am I reading this right?
If one corrects for differential age and experience, yes. Which one should correct for.

Regardless of exactly where one would peg Gagner how many NHL Centers would project better and be better during the coming zenith of this club when we need them to be contenders?

How many of those Centers would be available?

The key question is how many centers will be better than Gagner in 1, 2, or 3 years from now. The NHL list slims as Gagner's game is steadily improving and many vets games will be dropping off.

Despite years played, and due to age, and physiology, Gagner is still not at prime of career although we're seeing his physical strength significantly improving and from good NHL gene stock that might foretell his tenacity and battle peak.

You'll seldom find players with a better heart and that commit more, now we're seeing Gagner with added strength to add to his willpower. Gagner is one of a shrinking breed of players that is seldom satisfied and always looking to improve. A lot of clubs would be happy to have more of that in the lineup.

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