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07-26-2013, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Monctonscout View Post
Based on his production the last 2 years(fringe 1st linem high end 2nd line) DD is a bargain at 3.5 mil cap hit. Most of his comparables are making 4.5-6 mil/year.
if your taking in account only basic statistical observation, yes. if you dig deeper, DD is pretty useless and takes few sessions of video reviewing by opposition to completely neutralize and render DD useless. Which was the case last season. It will be fairly obvious once years roll by and DD won't repeat his features of his prime season. Unless habs become irrelevant bottom feeding team and MT decides to mimic JM's strategy of micro managing DD's ice time and role.

Gagner actually has lots of experience playing tough minutes, and from very minimal observation, he can (and has improved his 2 way game) handle it, and only will get better, mostly because he is so young.
Yes his contract might be a bit high (1 mil?) but that's mostly due to the org not having anybody to replace him in that role. i would compare that situation very vaguely to price, sort of.

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