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08-28-2012, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Eskimo44 View Post
I really don't think he ever avoided contact he's just not used to intiating it. Patrik Berglund went through the same thing in St.Louis. In Sweden the game is very different. Players play more on the perimiter and rely on 2 on 1s to beat opponents as opposed to the cycle. Players also tend to move the puck to the middle of the ice with passes more so than skating it there. It's an adjustment for Paajarvi, but IMO he never seemed scared or unwilling to engage.
I very much so disagree with your assessment, that said it's a discussion that will go in circles so I'll just agree to disagree. And again, you'll be hard pressed to find bigger Paajarvi fans than I am.

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