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09-03-2013, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by nabob View Post
Smart of Gagner to cash in on one half of one inflated season. The Oilers would be dumb to sign him long term.

The Oilers are giving Gagner almost $5M per season. Kadri almost matched Gagner's career high in points, and matched his career high in goals in a shortened 48 game season, part of which he wasnt even playing in the top 6 in his first full season in the league.
Of course, if you want to go back and see Sam Gagner in February-April of his first real NHL season - you'd see he had 28 points in 29 games. Now imagine Gagner asking for Tavares money after that.

But I'm sure a guy playing 16 minutes a night and shooting 17% will be able to sustain that scoring pace.

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