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07-18-2011, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Chalfdiggity3 View Post
I dont mean to undermine him and im sure he will be a solid player for years to come. But that does not change the fact that it was actually a disappointing year for him.
He wasn't a "disappointment" unless you were holding him to the ridiculous standards set by the fans last offseason. A 15/19/34 statline is about in line with what people should have been expecting from him.

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Just because he played on a bad team doesnt explain why he wasnt better. There are lots of players who play on horrible teams that put up better stats. Someone has to score on that team and if your getting tons of minutes you should be doing better.
Paajarvi was averaging 15:23 TOIPG last season. 1:50 PPTOI. He really wasjn't playing a "ton" of minutes in any sense.

These were the lines he played on the majority of last season at ES:

% Of TimeSituationCenterRWLW
17.89%EVGAGNER,SAMOMARK,LINUSPAAJARVI,MAGNUS
7.33%EVHORCOFF,SHAWNEBERLE,JORDANPAAJARVI,MAGNUS
6.36%EVGAGNER,SAMJONES,RYAN91PAAJARVI,MAGNUS

Relatively run of the mill linemates, excluding his short time with Eberle.

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There were plenty of rookies who are the same age or younger who have had more successful rookie seasons than him even on bad teams. Look hes a good player but NOT worth Mcdonagh PERIOD.
Not many players, at his age, have come over from the Swedish Elite League and fit in comfortably right away. Paajarvi has the tools to be Marian Hossa-esque -- it's just a matter of adjustment and finding his niche.

His perceived "value" is similar to McDonagh -- it just doesn't make sense for the Rangers to trade McDonagh for Paajarvi, given the circumstances.

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Mcdonagh will continue to get better and better with each season and being a 21yo while going against some of the better teams players and still being one of our best dmen says alot about him. I think Mcdonagh has the ability to be a Staal-lite player. Depending upon how his offense comes, i would say a Letang player.
I actually made the Letang comparison myself. They're somewhat similar, but not as similar as I once thought.

If he hits his ceiling, he'll be Ryan Suter-lite. Otherwise, Dan Hamhuis/Fedor Tyutin like.

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Like i said.. If the Oilers were offering Hall for Mcdonagh then id be down.
I think everyone here would be content with Hall.

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