Thread: Proposal: Leafs/Oilers trade proposal
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02-20-2013, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by doubledown99 View Post

Gagner is worse than Connolly? Get out of here. Wow talk about homerism. Gagner has more points than any Leafs player. Yet he would not be good enough to be In your top 4. Get out of here. Wow just wow. Go watch some more hockey is my advice to anybody that thinks along these lines
Although the comment was ridiculous, its true that Gagner just wouldnt fit in Toronto. Leafs have 3 capable 2nd line centers right now. Carlyles system is highly dependent on possession which is why face-offs are extremely important to the Leafs. Grabovski and bozak are both well over 50% and Kadri has been in that range for the last 5-10 games. In addition, Bozak is paired with Kessel to add some defence to that line since both he and Lupul are defensively incompetent, removing Bozak and replacing him with Gagner would result in a negative GF-GA... Although Gager is the better offensive player, although Gagner is younger and in a better position in relation to contract, Gagner just isnt a fit, isnt an upgrade, and isnt worth giving up Gardiner.

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