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02-11-2014, 05:46 AM
Connell McWilson
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Originally Posted by Fourier View Post
You are trading Gagner to restructure the Oilers. This means you will almost surely get a less skilled player who fits a role. If they offered someone like Clifford of course you would hope for more. But no team will give you a roster player who can match his skill level but also bring those things that are missing in his game.

LA is actually a very good fit for Gagner as they have the type of forward that can complement his game and they need scoring. If the return was something like Clifford and Zykov I'd be thrilled. Clifford + Muzzin seems like a pipe dream to me, at least without the Oilers adding something.

Any trade with any team that would bring back someone comparable to Richards is not going to see Gagner as the core piece from the Oilers.
Agreed, coming from a "Gagner Supporter", Gagner for Clifford isn't as bad of a trade.

Clifford is a bottom 6 player with size and grit. I would do this deal.

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