Oilers and Gagner working on extension: [UPD: Elected Arbitration]
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06-05-2013, 05:12 PM
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When Horcoff was same age with Gagner he produced 61G 8+14=22 0,36 point/game
Gagner had 48G 14+24=38 0,79 point/game
Do the math
Well it sure us lucky that SS had that good 15 game stretch to start the season then last year, and then packed it in when the playoffs were on the line.
In his 5th season in the NHL Horcoff had 73 points, and was the 1st line center on a team that went to game 7 of the SCF. In his 6th season he got 51 points while playing all the tough minutes, in his 7th season he was nearly a PPG player on a brutal team having to shelter the kid line. Then injuries took their toll on him.
Gagner has struggled to improve at all over 6 NHL seasons where he has received sheltered minutes, hell even last season an Injured 19 year old RNH was more physical and much better defensively than Gagner.
Gagner is no where near the player Horcoff was during his 5th-7th seasons. Do the math.
And if you are going to use the age debate then I guess we should just get rid of Schultz because he went to college like Horcoff did.
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