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07-26-2013, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by WhiskeySeven View Post
The Habs weren't as bad as their record, nor were they as good as their record this year. The Oilers, however, were just as bad as their record for the past 5 years.

I don't disagree that he shouldn't have gotten 4.8m, it's a crazy amount of money, but Gagner is both really young and really talented and he's a superior player to Desharnais. That's the bottom line. I don't want Gagner at 4.8 on the Habs but at Desharnais' salary I'd take him any day.
First part is a bit a matter of semantics isn't it. Habs fell off the rails that season. I agree they were a better team than Edmonton was even though one could argue they were also less talented player for player. Doesn't change the fact they were god awful.

I agree with you on the 2nd point. Gagner is a better player than DD and has more potential. I never said otherwise. But like you, I pointed out he is grossly overpaid and over paying that much can't be justified by "potential" alone. Not after 6 years of playing in the NHL, anyways.

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