Thread: News Article: Edmonton Oilers: Wait and See at 2C
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08-02-2014, 01:47 PM
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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.
because Gagner was fed ice-time. they wanted to a) get him going or b) raise his value. Arco wasn't 'demoted'; he lost his position to Gagner due to, let's call it politics (for lack of a better term).

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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.
agreed. but that environment would exist to almost the same degree with Gagner on the team. All they'd have is one more no-good-enough C. An every-so slightly less dire of a situation, but dire nonetheless.

Wish Gagner luck, but doubt I'll miss him.

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