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04-10-2013, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Sheikyerbouti View Post
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.
The key is to sign a deal that is portable if need be. Anything 4.5 and over with term is going to potentially complicate any trade possibilities down the road if it comes to that.

I would be open to exploring the possibility of moving Gagner + our first round pick this year for a Mike Richards type player.

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