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07-27-2013, 01:11 AM
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Originally Posted by cpsman View Post
Okay, so I admit I don't get to see Wheeler on a regular basis...

But can someone please explain to me why everyone is saying he is worth 5.6mill/season whereas people have been bashing the Gagner 4.8mill/season?

Gagner and Wheeler are BOTH ~ 0.62 points per game on average looking at their whole NHL careers.
They played the same amount of games last season and Gagner scored only 3 less points than Wheeler.

Gagner is 3 years younger yet has played more games and overall scored more points...

But apparently Wheeler is a top 1st line RW, but Gagner is barely a second line C?
In the 151 games since being traded to Atlanta, Wheeler has a 0.80 PPG which equates to ~65 points in an 82 game season.

Not to mention that his PPG has done nothing but improve since the trade:

0.74 in Atlanta
0.80 first year in Winnipeg
0.85 this past season

He is being considered a first line RW cause he produces like one.

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