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03-08-2013, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by magnoctophas View Post
Wait so the Oilers trade a 23 year old averaging 0.9 ppg this season for two impending UFAs? Logic.
Edmonton simply will not get value for Gagner equivalent of a young player putting up near a PPG. They just won't. 5 NHL seasons in which he has never topped 50 points is a much stronger argument than 21 points in 23 games.

Maybe that's as good a reason as any for Edmonton to hold on to him, but that is an incredibly unrealistic expectation for a player in his 6th NHL season, and over so short a sample size.

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