Thread: Rumor: Gagner New Captain?
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08-29-2013, 01:10 PM
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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.
Alternately Gagner was 5th among forwards in total pk time as I stated a mere 30 secs behind horcoff. Why not use that metric of what the player ACTUALLY contributed.

Surely you can see the absolute silliness(I hope) of a metric that has Anton Lander or Jerred Smithson making a great contribution.

Congratulations, you just entered more noise to the discussion. Eliminate the obvious Lander and Smithson(limited games played) and Gagner is again 5th in pk time.

As far as the bolded perhaps you can ascertain that Gagner minutes were on demand for this club. With him actually being wanted on the PP and ES and with those minutes of course occupying a good amount of his time.
For intance GAgner led all Oiler forwards in total time on ice last year. Or even Toi/game as you like to cite. So back at you, "what a distinguished player to be second to no one to.." (fixed)

So we see that its laughable you would frame your argument in such a way. I wonder what your reply is.

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