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12-18-2013, 03:29 AM
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Gagner... not good ever and so overhyped from juniors/russian crap series. have a half season that is OK and other seasons that had massive feast/famine droughts. and get overpaid. great management. every deficiency still exists in his game and it hasnt improved in any major qualitative sense. basically, plateau at age 18. get out.

these clowns running the show fall in love with bad players/children more than they like winning and can't make hard cuts on legit weak links in the organization.

so tiring

From David Staples
#89 Sam Gagner, 1. Gagner had a hand in every single goal against the Oilers. On the first, he won the initial draw but after a defensive zone turnover didn’t get much done. He had one chance to take the puck from Anze Kopitar and lost that battle, then skated around in circles on the left side faceoff dot while the play carried on around him and ultimately didn’t take the goal-scorer who was alone at the side of the net despite being the closest Oiler. On the second, he made a terrible clearing attempt that ended up in Kings hands just outside the blue line, at which point he and everybody else inexplicably went for a line change. The third was the empty net goal with Gagner at the top of the offensive zone with possession – he had Justin Schultz set for a one-timer with no coverage (Drew Doughty had skated out but fallen back) and two Kings forwards in front of him so naturally rather than pass he blasted it directly ahead, it was blocked, and L.A. polished off the game; it’s hard to know but with a little bit of luck that move could be the difference between 3-0 and 2-1 with almost a minute left. The cherry on top of this sundae? The Oilers tied the Kings 9-9 in scoring chances with Gagner off the ice at five-on-five, but were out-chanced 7-2 with him on.

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