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07-23-2013, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Miller Time View Post
Gagner was at a 64pt pace through 48 games last year... leading the oilers in ice time & playing significant pk time for them...

he's further ahead of DD in impact right now, and has a greater ceiling... that's why he's worth more imo.
I'm not a big fan of scoring paces. One slump here or there completely throws off those numbers, especially in a shortened season.

As for your other points, the same could have been said for DD last year when he actually scored 60+ points.

I'll take actual production vs. theoretical production any day. I especially wouldn't pay $4.8M for potential production for a player who's never done it going into his 7th season in the NHL. Oil got fleeced here. Like I said, they were better off signing Grabovsky and paying him DD money, IMO.

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