Rumors & Proposals Thread Vol. 15 | Oilers Pick 7th OV
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04-25-2013, 11:22 PM
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Let's say we draft a center in the top 3 or top 4, say MacKinnon or Barkov. Would you really want to trade Gagner right away? I'd probably still hang onto him for a year or two just in case MacKinnon/Barkov need time to adjust. I'd hate to rely on a rookie for the 2nd line, or worse have Horcoff take that spot. If the shiny new toy isn't ready right away that could actually ruin our chance at making the playoffs next year.
If it turns out that we draft a center who is ready we could always trade Gagner at the deadline.
I'd love to see RNH-Gagner-Barkov/MacK-Horcoff.
Gagner's $$ expectations will most likely be the reason to him being traded, moreso than him becoming redundant due to a new centre
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