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04-10-2013, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Sheikyerbouti View Post
Do you seriously think the teams pay structure isn't a factor in contract discussions? Then why was Hall and Eberle's 6 million deals supposed to set a bar for the rest of the team moving forward? It goes both ways.


If Gagner had put this PPG over an 82 game season he could ask for six.


5X5=25 is very realistic. I'd trade him before signing that contract, but his agent has ammunition. He's outproducing wingers that are making more and the contract will be buying UFA years. I hope he really wants to stay an oiler or we trade him.
He is rfa. Hemsky was a pending ufa. One with a lot more history of producing at a better rate than Gagner has. That comparison is a non-starter.

Eberle could be a better comparable, but again, he has shown more consistent production (at the time of his signing) than Gagner has.

Decent Gagner comparables are Van Riemsdyk, Voracek and Perron. That means he will probably be looking for and may get somewhere between 4-4.5 mill/per on a four/five year term.

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