Oilers and Gagner working on extension: [UPD: Elected Arbitration]
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04-10-2013, 08:28 PM
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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.
Why because they are drafted in the same year?
Those are comparable players if you are looking at it from the Oilers point of view. Van Riems had never had as many points as Gagner while playing on an elite team and you think gagner's agent is going to ask for 250K more?
Voracek is actually a pretty fair comparison, but gagner is a center and comes with a higher draft slot. He's also played more years which could easily be argued is worth 500K.
I hope I'm wrong and you guys are right. Even 4.5X5 will be near impossible to stomach.
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