Gagner would be a good 2c for the Oilers if we had a 1c like Eric Staal or Joe Thornton, aka a big guy.
But since RNH is our 1c, we need a 2c like Kelser or someone with size
Gagner isn't the problem, he's not a bad player, he just doesn't fit
We need a 2c that can create room for his wingers by being hard to push off the puck. That attribute is often associated with size but the best in the world at it right now is under six feet tall (Sidney Crosby).
That said, from everything I've seen to this point in his career Sam Gagner is not that guy.
This deal is looking really sweet right now after the Semin signing. Less than half the price for the same production lol.
Originally Posted by 9GWG9
All I was trying to get across is that Gagner's contract was pretty good value when compared to Semins.
Ya if you exclude Semin's one 80+ and two 70+ point seasons and his two 54 point seasons, and his 40 goal season and the two other season where he was on pace for 40 goals or that he has scored at least 20 goals every year, compared to Gagner never besting 18... then you could consider it the same production.
You are comparing an elite skilled sniper who signed as a UFA to a guy who has never had even an above average season that signed as a RFA.