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06-27-2013, 03:08 PM
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stratedge
I rigged the lotto.
 
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Originally Posted by Bryanbryoil View Post
All signs point to an overpay if we don't move him. I don't consider him a core player and if I'm overpaying a secondary player he had damn well better bring an all around game and toughness to boot.
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What signs do you speak of?
I'm guessing it's the sign on the door of the people trying to sign him that says "Edmonton Oilers" on it. That's a synonymn for overpayment these days.

It is MacT though, so this will be his first big negotiation as GM. I'm not clear on whether pumping Gagner's tires in the media during the negotiation is the right tact, but we'll wait until it all plays out and see. Maybe it raises the players' agent's position, maybe feeling appreciated motivates the player to take a fair deal to stay. Nothing to do but sit back and wait.

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