Oilers and Gagner working on extension: [UPD: Elected Arbitration]
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06-27-2013, 03:16 PM
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Because I, like several others, think that pursuing a C via free agency is a fools game. I also think that even if we are lucky and end up with Monahan or Lindholm at #7, there is absolutely no way either of them will be ready to step in and play 2C on an NHL team. If we do that it would be beyond stupid.
Who cares if MacT is "pursuing" centers - that doesn't mean anything until pen is put to paper and the C is actually an Oiler. We have a young top 6 C ready to go here.
What's that old saying ... a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush? We might get lucky with the Gagner situation. Or we'll end up with the C depth that you quoted me posting.
Well then, the same reasoning applies that we still have RNH, Gagner, Horcoff and Belanger. The tradeaways don't matter unless they actually happen. MacT isn't about to empty the cupboard and work from a position of weakness.
If we re-sign Gags before he hits RFA status, and a C comes back in the Horcoff trade, the concern is all moot.
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