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Sam Gagner has been the best Oiler so far in 2013, sparking the debate as to whether the team should extend his contract or not.
Sam Gagner seems to have finally put the pieces together in his game, and has been the Oilers' most consistent forward this season.
Not only has his offensive game been superb, Gagner has stepped up his defensive zone play and has provided some protection for Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who has struggled this season.
While Edmonton had the opportunity to extend Gagner to a long-term contract last season, they declined, and because of that fact may have to overpay thanks to his performance this season.
Gagner is only 23 and already has six years of experience under his belt. He has found chemistry with the new group of Oilers forwards, but will likely command upwards of $4.5 million per season to stay in Edmonton.
The question then becomes, how much is Sam Gagner worth to the club?