Thread: Rumor: Gagner New Captain?
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08-29-2013, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by SephF View Post
He was so good on the PK that he got less SH:TOI than Petrell, Horcoff, Belanger and Ryan Smyth
Originally Posted by worraps View Post
Gagner played the 7th most shorthanded minutes per game of any Oilers forward last season.

Here are the players who played more than him on a per game basis:

Eric Belanger: 3:08 TOI/G
Jerred Smithson: 2:57 TOI/G
Lennart Petrell: 2:31 TOI/G
Ryan Smyth: 2:29 TOI/G
Anton Lander: 1:45 TOI/G

What a distinguished list of players to be viewed as a second option to.
Maybe he got less SH:TOI than those people because he actually, you know, logged minutes at even strength and on the powerplay. You'll note that these regular PK'ers were in the bottom six and were playing specific roles. They didn't appear on the powerplay or get much ice time with the exception of Ryan Smyth some games.

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