Coyotes Injury Update: Sam Gagner hopes to start fresh in Phoenix

According to Mike Halford of NBC Sports, 24-year-old Sam Gagner hopes to improve greatly this season, as a new member of the Arizona Coyotes club. Gagner had a "rough season" with the Edmonton Oilers, after experiencing a broken jaw in the preseason. Due to the recovery process and the timing of the injury, Gagner did not present the same abilities as he had in the past...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Major Changes In Store For Arizona Coyotes

On June 27th the Coyotes officially  dropped the original Phoenix name and donned the title of Arizona to better represent the entire state as a whole.  But a simple  name change isn’t the only new thing surrounding the desert dogs this upcoming off-season. The Coyotes began their new era,  deciding to buy out the contract of  Mike Ribeiro and cutting ties with the veteran...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning Trade Sam Gagner to Arizona Coyotes in 90 Minutes

After letting go of Mike Ribeiro just a couple of days ago, the Arizona Coyotes have found their new center, and… The post Tampa Bay Lightning Trade Sam Gagner to Arizona Coyotes in 90 Minutes appeared first on Uncoached.
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Scoring wing, backup goalie on Coyotes' free-agent wish list

With Sam Gagner and B.J. Crombeen aboard, and a qualifying offer tendered to restricted free agent Brandon McMillan, the Coyotes should have 11 forwards, eight defensemen and a goalie under contract by the start of free agency on Tuesday. Add in a couple of young players -- maybe wings Max Domi and Lucas Lessio -- and Arizona is close to having a 23-man active roster. Unless general...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Is that even allowed? Bolts trade Sam Gagner to Arizona an hour after acquiring him from Edmonton

You may have heard the news go down late last night that the Tampa Bay Lightning had acquired center Sam Gagner from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for winger Teddy Purcell. Seems simple enough, a player for a player, the salaries nearly matched, both teams are under the cap, and in some way or fashion, both players can help their new teams.Except Lightning general manager Steve...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers acquire Teddy Purcell from Tampa Bay Lightning for Sam Gagner, who is then flipped to Coyotes

He was, until Sunday, the longest serving member on the Edmonton Oilers roster, but after playing 481 games on a team that didn’t make one playoff appearance during his seven-year stay, Sam Gagner will now be plying his trade with the Arizona Coyotes. The Oilers had traded the centre to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for winger Teddy Purcell, then the Lightning, short on...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes deal for Sam Gagner to address void at center

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes acquired center Sam Gagner from Tampa Bay on Sunday night, hours after the Lightning picked him up in a trade with Edmonton Oilers. The Coyotes gave Tampa Bay a sixth-round pick next year for Gagner and right wing B.J. Crombeen. The 24-year-old Gagner, the No. 6 pick in the 2007 draft, had 10 goals and 27 assists in 67 games last season. He...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning Trade Sam Gagner To Coyotes Less Than Two Hours After Acquiring Him

Sam Gagner has been traded twice in less than two hours Sunday night. He was initially dealt from the Edmonton Oilers to the Tampa Bay Lightning, who then sent him to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a draft pick and forward B.J. Crombeen. TB has traded Sam Gagner to PHX, I mean Arizona. In any case, Gagner is a Coyote. #TSN— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 30, 2014 TB...
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

For The Second Time In An Hour, Sam Gagner Traded, Now To Arizona

TB has traded Sam Gagner to PHX, I mean Arizona. In any case, Gagner is a Coyote. #TSN — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 30, 2014
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Gagner traded to Tampa Bay

When the Edmonton Oilers announced the selection of center Leon Draisaitl with the No. 3 overall pick in this past weekend’s NHL Entry Draft, the writing was on the wall for Sam Gagner. And today, he was dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning, in exchange for right wing Teddy Purcell. Gagner, 24, was the sixth overall selection in the 2007 NHL Draft, but he never lived up to that lofty...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Oilers Trade Sam Gagner to Lightning for Teddy Purcell

The Lightning have dealt Teddy Purcell (16) to the Oilers for forward Sam Gagner – Mandatory Credit: Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images/ The NHL offseason has gotten off to a bang with a few marquee trades, and Sunday it didn’t stop. According to TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger, the Tampa Bay Lightning have reportedly dealt forward Teddy Purcell to the Edmonton Oilers...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers Trade Sam Gagner To Lightning For Teddy Purcell

After many months of rumors and speculation, the Edmonton Oilers have finally traded center Sam Gagner. He was dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for winger Teddy Purcell, both teams announced Sunday night. Gagner — the sixth overall pick in the 2010 draft — tallied 37 points (10 goals, 27 assists) in 67 games last season, while Purcell posted 42 points (12 goals,...
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Gagner Traded to Lightning by   Curtis Morrison

The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired Sam Gagner from the Edmonton Oilers today, giving up winger Teddy Purcell in the deal. Much like Ales Hemsky, Sam Gagner has been rumoured to be on the outs in Edmonton for a year or more now, and this deal only sealed the deal on the inevitable. Gagner was drafted 6th overall by the Oilers [...]
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade rumour out of Columbus: Sam Gagner of Edmonton Oilers for R.J. Umberger of Blue Jackets

This just in from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, an interesting trade rumour: “Here’s a juicy one: R.J. Umberger to Edmonton for Sam Gagner. It’s out there, and it makes a lot of sense … on paper.” Umberger has three years left on a deal that pays him $4.6 million per year. “The Blue Jackets may still need to pay some of Umberger’s salary to help offset...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- Coyotes Give Up Late Game Tying Goal, Lose In The Shootout

from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic, The Coyotes let their lead slip away in the final minute of regulation, and Oilers center Sam Gagner – who pushed the game to overtime – scored the lone shootout goal in Round 4 to complete the comeback. "The way we gave up the second goal, that's demoralizing," coach Dave Tippett said. "But it's not...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Gagner leads Oilers past Coyotes in SO

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Sam Gagner got the tying goal with 40.4 seconds to play in regulation, then scored the winner in the fourth round of the shootout to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday night.
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers' Sam Gagner on a roll after painfully slow start to season

Sam Gagner is starting to feel better about his game. And while it’s too late to make much of a difference to the Edmonton Oilers this season, it does help fan the embers of hope looking towards the next. With his goal and assist in Tuesday’s 5-1 win over the Nashville Predators, Gagner has collected nine points in his past eight games. It’s the type of production the Oilers...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Gagner nursing a sore ankle, iffy against St. Louis

Sam Gagner is a maybe, which also means he’s a maybe not. So the Edmonton Oilers have summoned Anton Lander on emergency recall in case Gagner’s ankle isn’t ready for Thursday’s game in St. Louis. Gagner left Tuesday’s win in Minnesota after landing awkwardly on a hit from Matt Cooke, but returned for the third period and overtime. He took Wednesday’s practice off and...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Edmonton’s Sam Gagner makes sense for Preds?

At 2:00pm Central on Wednesday, the NHL’s trade deadline kicks in and the Nashville Predators could be involved. Will pending unrestricted free agent David Legwand will be moved? Is the team just looking for a future piece? Are they in the market for someone to help the cause right now, even if they’re a rental? Predators Assistant General Manager Paul Fenton went on 1250 WSSP...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers need to take a number of steps — sorry, Sam Gagner — to show they're on the right track

We asked you to order the Oilers' priorities. Here's what you said. 1. Play Scrivens until he’s out of gas to see what he's made of 2. Deal Sam Gagner 3. Make a bold move — Deal one of the young, core players 4. Find a way to compete in the Pacific Division 5. Bring up a bunch of OKC Barons — Oscar Klefbom, Tyler Pitlick, etc. — to give them a head start...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators Interested In Sam Gagner

The Nashville Predators will be looking to fine-tune their roster before the March 5 trade deadline and in the off-season, as they work towards competing next season. As Predators GM David Poile continues to mend after being struck in the face with a puck prior to the Olympic break, management understands its position this season. The Predators have been actively shopping center...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Gagner can ignore rumours during Olympic roster freeze

The rumour mill should subside for the moment. At least until the 2014 Sochi Olympics are over and the NHL roster freeze comes to an end. At that point, anyone with a Twitter account can speculate on trades, sending players to wherever they chose. On Thursday, Sam Gagner was the name bandied about on the social media network after former Edmonton Oil Kings play-by-play announcer...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Oiler Dilemma: 2nd Line Centre

Shaun Maddex Edmonton Oilers Writer Everyone in Edmonton has jumped on the Trade Gagner bandwagon, and I have been driving that for at least three years. But then I started thinking, where is the replacement for second line centre coming from? Jonathan Willis at has a great article up talking about how the rumored deal with the Kings would be a disaster in terms...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Gagner rumours to L.A. Kings are picking up steam

According to various media sources, including TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers are in serious talks about a trade that would send centre Sam Gagner to Tinsel Town. It’s no Gretzky Trade, but hey, this one…Read more →The post Sam Gagner rumours to L.A. Kings are picking up steam appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers potential trade of Sam Gagner could net Kyle Clifford from Los Angeles Kings, TSN’s McKenzie says

A.J. Jakubec is a radio guy from Ottawa and Bob McKenzie is hockey’s most connected reporter. That’s a slot of smoke around one trade rumour, but then this Gagner rumour has been threatening to combust for a few weeks now. On one level this trade rumour makes sense, in that the Los Angeles Kings need skill badly and the Edmonton Oilers need size and toughness badly. Let...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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