Does Brule signing impact Cogliano and Gagner?

Jason Gregor
July 28 2010 06:42AM

EDMONTON, AB - SEPTEMBER 30:  Known as the kid line, are Robert Nilsson #12, Sam Gagner #89 and Andrew Cogliano #13 of the Edmonton Oilers skate in a game against the Calgary Flames in the third period during a preseason NHL game on September 30, 2008 at Rexall Arena in Edmonton, Canada. Calgary beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-0. (Photo by Jimmy Jeong/Getty Images)

Gilbert Brule avoided arbitration and signed a tidy two-year, $3.7 million deal with the Oilers on Tuesday. With Brule under contract that leaves Jeff Deslauriers, who will sign before his August 4th arbitration hearing, Andrew Cogliano and Sam Gagner as the only remaining RFAs without a contract.

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July 27 2010 04:58PM

Finally some news of note out of Edmonton Oilers Central Command.

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July 27 2010 08:34AM


We can vividly recall the 2004-2005 NHL hockey season. At the time, your ol' pal Wanye had an interest in a local watering hole.

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Off the top of my head: what did I miss?

Robin Brownlee
July 26 2010 03:11PM

I got into the habit during my days covering the Edmonton Oilers beat of taking the middle of July off because it seemed nothing notable ever happened then. The draft is done. The top free agents are picked over. It is, essentially, the NHL's dog days.

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Brule vs. Gagner

Jonathan Willis
July 25 2010 10:58PM

EDMONTON, CANADA - MARCH 5: Gilbert Brule #67 of the Edmonton Oilers handles the puck against the Minnesota Wild on March 5, 2010 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

The question of whether Sam Gagner or Gilbert Brule is going to be a better player for the Oilers has come up a few times here at Oilers Nation, including in Lowetide’s excellent (and almost entirely unrelated) article earlier today. A comparison of their performances at the same ages might shed some light on the matter.

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