Rumor Thread 3.0: Gagner fit for a King?
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02-25-2014, 04:02 PM
Where's the Hart?
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Because their was no goalie market? Scrivens was LAs starter for a good chunk of the year (when Dubnyk was in free fall) and only became expendable when Jones emerged and when Quick was on the come back.
He should have looked at trading Gagner last season, but what was the market for a 24 yo with RFA year left? Plus Gagner had a break out year. He was looking good in pre season before Kassian assaulted him, and has looked better recently. Maybe the jaw injury really impacted him. Burrows and Crosby were both affected by it
Gagner won't be here when/if the Oiler's are contenders, he should have been dealt. Good teams have a blueprint of the type of team they want and the players that they want to fill those roles. Look at Boston for example they dealt Seguin even though he has a ton of upside, I highly doubt Chiarelli is losing any sleep over that deal. MacT saying he's now looking for draft picks is a step in the wrong direction. 2nd and 3rd rounders aren't going to make us a better team next year. We should be identifying guys that will and be sending out guys like Gagner, Hemsky, Schultz, etc... for guys who fill roles on the blueprint for a championship team.
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