Thread: Rumor: Gagner New Captain?
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08-28-2013, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by nabob View Post
If Gagner is chosen to be the captain over Hall I am going to be pissed. Hall is very clearly the leader of the team on the ice. He is not afraid to stand up for himself or teammates. He will dive in front of shots with the goalie pulled and be pissed off when he doesn't block it. He will start discussions with other players and give them pointers on the bench and communicates with them, which would lead me to believe that he would do the same in the dressing room. He single handedly willed the Oilers into a playoff spot for a brief moment last season. Where was Sam Gagner during the stretch run. He played a brutal last 20 games and looked like he knew he had already cashed in on his big pay day. Sure Gagner fights, most of the time it is out of pure frustration of being in one of his all too common slumps. One time he stood up for a teammate and Beauhemin left the ice laughing at how he had mangled Gagner's face, and he let up on him... a lot.

Hall, Eberle and RNH would all be better choices for captain than Gagner. Can you imagine Gagner, a 7th year pro and still well below average 2-way player chastising RNH, a 3rd year player who is miles better than Gagner already in every aspect of the game, for a mistake?
I agree. In no way to you look at the Oilers and go "this is Sam Gagner's hockey team". Just saying that makes me shudder a little bit.

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