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03-12-2013, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by dave babych returns View Post
I figure he'll be making at least $4m, over $5m would be an overpayment in my books but maybe that's what it takes.

But my point is that if that's trouble for the Oilers it's a frickin catastrophe for the Canucks from a cap standpoint.

If I'm the Oilers and it takes $5.5m to re-sign Sam Gagner, I start talking to GMs around the league who need a second line center and can part with a defenseman or a forward from a very different mould.

Edit: I don't know. Maybe Sam wants nothing more than to play in the same organization dad works for, and would take less to play here. I'd certainly consider moving players to make a fit for him at $4m.
I think the difference is Edmonton might have cap troubles and a bad team. Canucks cap situation is actually fine once they move Luongo/Ballard (however that ends up happening).

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