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09-08-2013, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Delicious Pancakes View Post
He's made strides in that department in the last 2 years. To compare his defensive abilities to those of an AHL player is very much exaggerating, especially as OilerTyler said considering who's been riding shotgun for him for the most part. He's made mistakes which have led to goals against but to single him out in that regard on this team is pretty biased and to focus on the negative instead of looking at his whole body of work is ignorant. Still definitely needs to improve his faceoffs though.
No he really hasnt, last season was his worst season for giveaways and lost defensive assignments since his rookie season. GO look at the GA/60 stats for last season. Almost every player took a massive dip when paired with Gagner. The whole blaming his linemates for everything negative with his game for the last 6 seasons has been proven wrong many times and is getting old.

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