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from Rob Mixer of ColumbusBlueJackets.com,

CBJ.com: What was one of the most enticing things, as you weighed your options, about playing in Columbus?

Gagner: Getting a chance to play a key role was a big thing for me. I had a chance to speak with management and the coaching staff, and they think my best hockey is still in front of me, which I agree with. They felt there was a good opportunity for me to get some pretty prime offensive minutes, and that’s something I was really looking for in my next team. It’s a great city with great fans, so there were many different things that led to making this decision.

CBJ.com: How was your initial conversation with John Tortorella?

Gagner: It was a good conversation. One thing about Torts is that he’s very honest and he lets you know where you stand right off the get-go, and he never lets you off the hook. I think, as as player, that’s what you like out of your coach; you want that open dialogue with him and he’s telling you like it is. You’re going to get that with Torts and it’s something I’m looking forward to.

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Hank1974's avatar

I’m still amazed at how much money an NHL player can earn by having a good week or two in the league.
Sam Gagner has been a massive bust as an NHL player.
But because of his high draft position and because he scored 79 points in a 2-week span while an Oiler, teams still line-up hoping to draw more blood from this stone.

This guy is a fringe NHL player at best.
Columbus fans will discover that all too quickly. If this isn’t his lost stop before he takes his act to the AHL or Europe I’ll be even more surprised.

Posted by Hank1974 on 08/02/16 at 08:16 AM ET

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