Oilers and Gagner working on extension: [UPD: Elected Arbitration]
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07-08-2013, 01:58 PM
The Seldom Seen Kid
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I don't see how 4.5x4 isn't the perfect deal for both parties. With the Bozak deal as a reference point, and the fact Sam could still become a UFA at age 27 (making him prime for a 7 yr, big money contract), 4 years of playing with premier line mates (at least one of Hall/Yak/Ebs) should allow him to establish what type of player he is. And at 4.5 he is a very tradeable player if an upgrade presents itself.
What we can't do is cave in to NTC/NMC requests.
I cant see MacT ever signing a contract that allows thew player to be a UFA at 27. Gagner should have to give up at least 1 year of UFA status...I would bet we are going to see at least a 5 year term here if not more.
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