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09-01-2011, 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted by tuckrr View Post
Paajarvi is more along the lines of couturier, but NOT JvR (in ceiling or current level of play)
How? I don't understand this continued line of thinking. They're nearly identical physically, had nearly identical rookie seasons (JVR had one more assist) with the sole difference being Paajarvi did it at 19 versus 20. JVR is also two full years older than MSP... yet, by some absurd logic that has yet to be explained to me, they're not even close in terms talent/ability/upside.

Ignoring who they are and who they play for, if you were to compare 6'3 200 lbs Johnny Viking who had 15-20-35 as a 20-year-old rookie, and 6'3 200 lbs Markus Pahlsson who had 15-19-34 as a 19-year-old rookie, would you seriously be able to find something about them that made you think one was heads and shoulders above the other, and the other was on par with an unproven prospect who had 0 GP of NHL experience?

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