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05-30-2013, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Dr_oil View Post
The Oilers can't afford to spend big money on a 2nd line center that leaves us too small up the middle and isn't a big difference maker in a game.

I say this as a compliment to him though. He is playing so well that he deserves a good contract and term but that contract and term for him just doesn't fit on this team.
He loves Edmonton, and his girlfriend (of 4 years) just got in the residency program (2 years) at the U of A.
I hope there will be Give and Take.

Sam Gagner
17th points center
top 5 PK for Centers
top 5 Pp for Centers.

Physical game;
Apples to apples
top 70 scoring centers.
one of 10 centers top 20/70 in Hits, Blocks, Takeaways.

So the centers
top 20
scoring center top 20

Getzlaf 8.25M
Gagner ????????????

you look at centers with like production results they are in the 3.75-4.5M range.
hit the UFA market and it is 5.25M
2 arbitration years likely at 4M and 4 years of bought out ufa years @ 5.25M
4.75-4.875M is not unresonable.

The successful cap structure for playoff team forwards.

18M for your top 3 Forwards.
Hall 6M
Eberle 6M
Yakupov 6M

14.5M for your 4-7 forwards
Gagner 4.875M
RNH 4.875-5M
XXX 2.50M

6.7M for final 7 forwards.

this years level of cap would add 6M for the forward group.

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