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07-12-2013, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by joestevens29 View Post
Did you really just say this?

Ott was dealt for a more polished Gagner not that long ago.
We're talking about Derek Roy correct? Last summer? That polish has dulled on Derek Roy for a couple of seasons now. Gagner is 23 and he's a MUCH, MUCH better NHL player.

Now, you dont trade Ott and Grigorenko for Gagner and that's fair. You dont give up on the player you drafted so highly just last year. I will contend though, Sam Gagner is worth quite a bit more than Steve Ott.

This league is about production. People need to really take a good look at that in itself. Sam Gagner produces and his production is on the upswing. Another important thing for a young player is that he gets better at something every year. That means he cares and he's driven to be better. I will ask that you look up Pavel Datsyuk's fo% early in his career if you want to harp on that. Might not be the ideal size or he might grab some of your player's ice time or whatever. Fact is, he produces and he's getting better.

Neither Ott nor Roy gave that type of production last year. Roy since 2010, Ott Never has.

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