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SECOND HALF SAM?

Posted By Scott Brown On Apr 6 2009 @ 8:31 pm In Edmonton Oilers | 1 Comment

For the second straight year Sam Gagner has wet Oiler fans appetite for a top end forward to complement Ales Hemsky with his play down the stretch. Last year their was a buzz around the league with Gagner’s promising finish putting up:

 

7 goals and 17 points over his final 20 games

 

9 Goals and 28 points over his final 30 games.


Which projects out to

 

28 goals and 70 points over a full 82

 

or

 

25 goals and 77 points over a full 82 games.

 

This year Sam has had a similar finish putting up:

 

12 goals and 25 points in his final 30

 

And a stunning

 

10 goals and 22 points over his final 20 games

 

Projecting out to

 

33 goals and 68 points over 82

 

Or

 

40 goals and 90 points over 82

 

So how does he stack up against some of the other top teens to lace them up in the NHL?

 

Gagner’s full season PPG’s work out to:

 

18: .62

 

19: .56

 

Crosby

 

18: 1.26

 

19:  1.52

 

Kovalchuk

 

18: .78

 

19: .83

 

Iginla

 

19: .61

 

Thornton

 

18. .12

 

19: .50

 

Nash

 

18: .52

 

19: .71

 

Spezza

 

19: .64

 

Marleau

 

18: .43

 

19:  .56

 

Eric Staal

 

19: .38

 

VClav

 

18: .34

 

19:  .84

  

If the above is any indication, we should have a solid 70 – 90 point guy for the next 12 -15 years…. That should give Oiler nation something to smile about during a dismal season.

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