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07-20-2006, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by waffledave View Post
No thanks. The small upgrade from Ryder to Gagne is not worth the massive overpayment we'd have to give up. He's good but not worth trading for. I'd sign him as a FA for sure though.

Him and Lecavalier are super overrated in Montreal.
They`re overrated but they`re good-to-great players and they`re Quebecers. That`s already a lot. Just on the ground that we haven`t had guys on this level at this age for quite a while(Kovy is old and can be lazy and Koivu was great for the first few years until the injuries slowed him down).

Also going from Ryder to Gagne is not a small upgrade if you consider the difference in points and the fact that Gagne will be inspired playing in front of his people. I think that`s a great confidence booster. I`ve seen many guys that played better that they should have because they played in this environment(aka Theo).

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