Oilers and Gagner working on extension: [UPD: Elected Arbitration]
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06-26-2013, 12:08 AM
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The Nuge is pretty good defensively but still needs to be sheltered.. we need to replace Gagner with someone who can do just that.
Long term we cant have both RNH and Gagner playing C .
So you're saying RNH will never be an elite first line center, and will never be able to match up against the best centers in the league? Requiring even in his prime years, shelter from a bigger(and presumably better) centers? He's not small, he's not soft, he's not easy to knock off the puck, nor is he weak defensively, his main issue is that at age 19/20, he's not physically mature yet.
The argument that the team can't move forward with by RNH and Gagner long term has never made sense. It's the short term that is the issue, and only because they are both so young.
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