Thread: Rumor: Gagner New Captain?
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08-29-2013, 01:38 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.
Those might not be stars, but they're all damn good defensive forwards. Why is it a shock that Gagner wouldn't get the opportunity to kill penalties before them? He played the PP, they played the PK. No point in playing a couple people 30 minutes and others for 2

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