Tonight the quest for the playoffs begins for the Edmonton Oilers against a once familiar foe, the Winnipeg Jets. Rexall¬†Place will be packed with fans begging for a team that doesn’t finish near the basement for the umpteenth year in a row. There will be ups and downs for the young Oilers and hopefully some important games come April for a change.
Sam Gagner recently signed on for the three seasons with the Edmonton Oilers and I started to think about what his upside was and who he compares to long term. One name that immediately came to mind was Joe Pavelski, who has turned into a pretty darn good second line center in San Jose.