It's a fair price for him I think. He went for the longterm cash instead of signing a one-year deal and then putting up more big numbers with Forsberg so he could demand $6+. But Forsberg is gonna get hurt, so it was the right move.
People are quick to give the credit to Forsberg for Gagne's carrer season , but let's not forget that with the new rules Gagne can take advantage of his assets more than ever. I think Gagne is good for 35/40goals , with Forsberg or not.
I disagree. I think it's fair, and maybe even a bit of a bargain. I consider Gagne an elite player. He's fast, great defensively AND a finisher.
Tanguay got the same deal, didn't he? Would anyone argue that Tanguay was better than Gagne?
Well Tanguay surely proven more. Gagne dosen't get the respect he deserve in Philly , people say he would not score 50 without Forsberg but more like 35-40... what's the price of a 40goals scorer who can play on the PK ?! He got fair value and nothing more imo.