Oilers and Gagner working on extension: [UPD: Elected Arbitration]
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06-01-2013, 12:02 AM
Join Date: Nov 2006
4.5 Would be a good deal imo but it's still way to much given our roster. To roll out a similar top six next year would require an elite checking line, which won't materialize in a year.
This is the bold move that has to be made. You have to part with players you like to make things happen. I like Sam but his experience, despite his age, has him primed for a big contract. In the next few years players that are remotely overpaid will be anchors. Sam returning to his historical averages carrying a 4.5 to 5 million contract is not worth the risk. Let another team justify that commitment if it's more than 4 mill.
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