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08-02-2014, 12:41 PM
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you are right. the only thing 'proven' is that Gagner is pretty much useless at a 2C at the NHL level.
again, a useless career NHL starting centre.
bottom line is Gagner had 7 years to prove he was a 2C and all he did was prove he isn't. The only way Gagner works as a 2C is if the wingers are allstars, but you could say that about anyone, including me.
in one measely month Arco did enough to convince MacT that he was a better option at C than Gagner
. that's all there is too it.
Arco as a 2C = probably not good enough
however, Arco as a 2C > Gagner as a 2C.
Explain then why Arco was demoted for the rest of the season then. Gagner had a bad year due to injury. Lets not extrapolate from that that he's useless. Virtually nobody was saying that the year before. I suspect nobody will be saying it in a years time.
If MacT was convinced of anything in such a brief sample he's a worse manager than I had thought. Right now he's convincing me that he's headed into a season with a disaster at Center this year instead of the disaster in net. The common thread being entering into seasons with such obvious lineup flaws.
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