Oilers and Gagner working on extension: [UPD: Elected Arbitration]
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06-27-2013, 11:02 PM
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That's pure lunacy. No way should he get a NTC under any circumstance. He knows that he has the Oilers by the balls and is going for the kill.
Don't give in MacT, it will be a big mistake if he gives Gagner a NTC.
This is MacT's time to set the tone for contract negotiations in his time as GM.
NMCs can kill a team. Worth doing only if Gagner is willing to give on both AAV and term length.
Gagner's contract is up at a time when player's don't have a lot of power. If he really wants $5M a year for 5 or more years and an NMC I think the Oilers best move is to let him test the RFA waters. Even just enough to get a sense of what the market is.
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