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04-23-2013, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by CupofOil View Post
I feel for him, he sounded completely defeated and he's usually an upbeat guy. I think that all the losing and especially the way the team loses is really weighing on him.

I'm frustrated with Gagner's inconsistency and hate when he goes into these lengthy cold spells but you can't question his effort. One of maybe 4 or 5 players who gives an honest effort every game and most of his teammates just don't give a ****. Must be frustrating for him, Hall and Smid.
Yeah, thanks for those balanced comments. I imagine he is beating himself up pretty good right now because he knows he's gone cold and he knows he isn't contributing like he was for the first 35 games of the season. Him and Hall had a couple of chances today, but they weren't getting any puck luck and the play just seemed to disintegrate on them.

People on this site are hard on Gagner and while I always defend him, I'm not blind to the weaknesses in his game. I just feel so bad for him right now .... a sixth year pro who has been in the league since he was 18 years old and has never had a decent role model to look up to and never been on a team that even had a sniff.

Lesser players would have had their entire career derailed by the circumstances he's been forced to endure.

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