Oilers and Gagner working on extension: [UPD: Elected Arbitration]
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06-27-2013, 03:04 PM
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Great comparable actually...
Weight was traded to us the year he turned 22. He scored 48 points that year in 78 gms and was +2 +/-. In Sam's 22 year old season he scored 47 points in 75gp and was +5.
The next year, at 23yrs/old Weight scored 74 points ( 0.88ppg) while being a -22 +/- as a 23 year old. This year, at 23, Sam scored 38 in 48gp (0.79ppg) and was -6.
At 24 years old, Weight = 40 in 48 for (0.83ppg) and -17... Gagner we'll know this year.
At 25, Weight scored 104pts in 82gp and was STILL -19 in +/-.... Gagner ???
At 26, Weight scored 82 in 80gp and was FINALLY a +1. Gagner...????
After that Weight continued on at a ppg clip and started actually being a + player. He topped out at +20 in his first year in St Louis.
We let him go after his age 29 season cuz he wanted $5M
... prorated to today that would have been in the 6.5M range.
I know many of us were pretty young in the Weight years (I was in Gr13 when we acquired him), but I was pretty surprised to see how well Gagner stacks up.
Amazing that Gagner is already 5 years into his career at a time when Weight was considered a "kid" after being traded to EDM.
Imagine if Gagner had gone the college route... he'd be one of the most sought after young players in the game! It's all about perception and we should not forget (what MacT seems to know...) how young he actually is.
No chance he would take only 5 Mil. I believe he was making around 7-8 Mil with St Louis.
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