Oilers and Gagner working on extension: [UPD: Elected Arbitration]
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06-26-2013, 01:12 AM
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Come on. So rather than lose 1M elsewhere on the roster, they're going to trade Nuge? I find that tough to believe. Hell they could even retain 1M so Gagner's salary is the 4M you deem ok and then trade him. The Nuge is going nowhere. Signing Gagner to a slight overpayment isn't going to be the end of the world and require the selling off of our best players.
Hall and Eberle have set the pay scale here, Gagner needs to fall in line or get moved. If we're paying him $5 million next season and RNH comes back and has a PPG season, why should he settle for $1 million more? On top of that the more that we throw Gagner's way the less that we'll have to fill other spots on the roster with quality.
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