This is the tree frequently barked at. I suppose it is worth one more howl.
Current situation with signing Gagner is a deja vu from the last year. I know that everyone is being "professional", but there will be bad blood nonetheless and then there are questions about his long-time fit with the Oil. After all, we need a bigger and physical 2-way 2C.
Gagner has good value and is a bona fide 2C (albeit with some holes in defensive coverage), so move him to Coyotes or Blue Jackets. Samuelsson and 2nd or Jenner (not Johansen) and 2nd must do. I would personally prefer Jenner and would even take him and the 3rd if the Jackets are reluctant to deal this guy (and they might well be). Hall-RNH-Yakupov and Perron-Jenner-Eberle sounds pretty g-o-o-d.