in my game of NHL 2004, i just started a new season and tried trading Cheechoo for Gagne, and surprisingly it worked. wasnt really expecting that. It's an interesting trade. which player would you prefer?
That's a tough decision. Cheechoo is tempting because he has shown elite goal scoring prowess, but I always wonder how much is due to the chemistry he shares with big Joe...Gagne is better with the puck but Cheechoo seemed to have a killer positional instinct. I think Gagne will be a more consistent scorer--he doesn't overly rely on a playmaking center. Cheechoo's numbers could go up and down--I think it takes a certain type of center to fully take advantage of his abilities. I think I'd take Gagne, also because he's shown a consistently solid commitment to defensive play.