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Simon Gagne remains unsigned
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08-09-2013, 12:23 AM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I don't want to beat a dead horse here, because I've already stated being against Gagne returning. But in the last two weeks I've gone back and watched 7 games from late in the season. In many of those games Gagne is paired with Giroux and Voracek.
The big 2 repeatedly would set up Gagne for prime scoring opportunities, and he just couldn't finish. A lot of the time, Gagne would put himself in a good position to succeed. He just was unable to time and time again.
Other times I noticed Gagne being a step slow on getting to the net for rebounds or screens. Obviously, everyone knows he has no business playing with G and Jake. But if he couldn't succeed even a little playing with those 2, he can't succeed with anyone. I just think he's pretty much done. He certainly won't kill you on the ice with dumb stuff, turnovers, etc. But I just don't see him bringing much to the table anymore.
I specifically remember the Carolina game, he couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat. He owed Giroux like 5 additional assists that game.
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