Leafs/Oilers trade proposal
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02-20-2013, 04:08 PM
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Gagner is better than any centre the Leafs have.
I find it so hilarious that every non Leafs players like Gagner have no value yet their fans think they will be trading MacArthur, Gunnarson, Grabovski for 1st rd picks this year or players like RoR or Perry
Not really. He would be in the discussion but he's by no means heads and shoulders above any Leaf centre.
He's played 16 good games thus far this season. 16 good games does not make a career and does not change the past five years where he has yet to put 50 points or 20 goals in an NHL season.
I understand that he is only 23, that he could be breaking out, but he's also been on hot streaks before. No GM is going to value Gagner any differently until he proves himself over the course of an entire season.
It is those question marks, plus the fact that he doesn't offer an improvement on what the Leafs already have, that makes any trade of Gagner to Toronto pointless. We don't need him, we don't particularly want him, and we laugh our collective ***** off when Oilers fans ask for the likes of Jake Gardiner in return.
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