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07-26-2013, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Monctonscout View Post
He wasn't given prime ice time from day 1 like Gagner. The oilers have been giving Gagner top ice time and PP time the last 4 years to try and justify picking him so eraly. Simply not worth that kind of money.
Seriously... you guys need to step back into reality here. Last year Gagner ranked 5th in ES TOI/game among Oilers forwards, 5th in PP TOI/game. In '11/12 he was 3rd in ES TOI/game, 6th in PP TOI/game. In '10/11 he was 4th in ES TOI/game, 4th in PP TOI/game. And he consequently finished 2nd, 4th, and 3rd in team scoring.

Everyone, including the Oilers, knows that Gagner (along with Hall, Eberle, and RNH) isn't the glaring reason for their disappointing goal production and team fortunes - hence why they're all still under contract with the team into the future (RNH likely to be re-signed next year, of course).

Originally Posted by Monctonscout View Post
Relative to other players given all those opportunities.
So you say so easily, yet struggle so mightily to present/prove.

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