Eberle and RNH
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03-25-2013, 12:30 AM
Join Date: Aug 2004
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In infinite wisdom the Oilers just ensured that yet another longterm contract is essentially untradeable. This is what gets me. You just know they'll nickel and dime Gagner scoffing at as much as 5M through probably a long and arduous negotiation but Eberles agent got what he wanted immediately because, well, 6M even steven sounded good at the time for both even though one player is light years more valuable.
I find it strange how differently the organization has handled both players myself.
Gagner was thrown into the deep end from day 1. He had to play all kinds of minutes with all kinds of linemates (many of whom are/were anchors). Eberle on the other hand got prime offensive minutes with great line-mates. I don't think the organization ever appreciated what they had with Gagner. I know I sure didn't.
I love Eberle, but he was never on Hall's level and should not have been given the same contract.
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