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Simon Gagne remains unsigned
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09-08-2013, 09:47 AM
Grave Before Shave
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So you do believe in giving Gagne deference or showing favoritism simply because he's a vet and a former Flyers fan favorite? This is precisely what I'm against and it looks like some more pragmatic minds aren't as committal as you either...
Management wouldn't be making such statements to the public if they fully endorsed Gagne and thought he was the best option like many others seem to think
I think he gets deference because of what he has done in his career and what he did last year, especially in comparing him with a number of no-name young kids with little to NHL experience. The young kids don't get the deference. That makes no sense (unless it is some high potential prospect you have a lot invested in). I'm not saying Gagne is great or that the other guys suck, only that on paper going in to camp I'd but Gagne on the top of my list and let the other guys knock him off the top. It has nothing to do with his Flyers history. If they brought in someone else that was a veteran I'd give them deference as well over a group of nobodies. The nobodies can earn it, but I don't understand why you would take an established guy and not give him a chance, then give a bunch of no namers a chance because (fill in the blank because I'm not sure what your reasoning is other than saying Gagne is done...despite the fact that he scored at .44 PPG last season and even higher the year before all while battling injuries, which I think we can all agree is more than what any of the young guys will likely score).
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