point totals near identical. Turris played in a lower league, but Gagner played with much better linemates (Kane and Kostitsyn). Pretty much a wash. Edge to Turris here because he was drafted higher, so I guess scouts saw more potential in him.
First full NHL season:
Turris (19): 63 games, 20 points (0.31 ppg)
Gagner(18) 79 games, 49 points (0.62 ppg)
Past NHL season:
Turris: 49 games, 27 points (.55 ppg)
Gagner:75 games, 47 points (.63 ppg)
Gagner has been a much better player since they've been drafted. Better goal scorer, better player, etc. I have no idea who is better defensively, but I do know that Turris is not so much better than Gagner defensively that it makes up for the offensive gap. Can Turris turn out to be the better player? Definitely.
Right now, its Gagner AINEC.
The question begin who will have a bigger impact in their team, I think it's important to consider who had a bigger impact on their team last year.
Based on how I've seen him play in Ottawa, I say Turris. He also stepped up huge in the playoffs and scored one of the nicest goals I've seen in playoff overtime. Again, he just seems to be a guy that will flourish in Ottawa's system. I'd recommend rating his play on this new team and waiting to decide.
I don't think asking for the name Schultz to be spelled properly makes me a grammar nazi, especially when it's followed by a bunch of bashing. I have a tough time taking someone's opinion of a specific player seriously when they can't even spell their name right. I mean, it's not Byfuglien, it's Schultz. Don't wanna pull this off topic, so I'll stop.
Damn this was tough... I think Gagner definitely matured faster ( not physically) and is Very slightly a better player now... So for this season I'd take Gagner, but if I'm deciding on a team future I'll take Turris, I think he has a higher ceiling and has an underrated defensive game. He's more complete.
Gagner has had the better career so far. Gagner also has two sick line-mates, he's poised to break out. Gotta go with Gagner.
I based my vote on the fact that this poster confirms that Gagner's two linemates are ill and I think that will impede their production. Generally when people are sick they need lots of rest to get over the illness, so realistically Gagner's linemates could even miss some games dropping his production.
From what I have seen of Ottawa' training camp both Guillaume Latendresse and Daniel Alfredsson seem to be in good health. Turris should get the chance to start the year with two healthy and talented linemates that should give him a good shot at putting up some numbers.
AINEC should be banned. Both these players are pretty close in skill level IMO.
Gagner will most likely put up more points since Edmonton has an elite offensive top 6 for him to play in.
As for what the OP actually asked, Turris will have the bigger impact. He'll be leaned on every night and will play a bigger role on his team then Gagner. Turris will be either the Sens 2nd or 3rd most productive forward whereas Gagner could be 6th or 7th on his team.