Thread: Prospect Info: Oilerrrr I Mean Barons '12-13 Thread
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09-15-2012, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Cloned View Post
They'd probably put someone more physical on LW for Eberle and RNH, meaning Paajarvi would get 2nd line ice time. As for 110+ points, I'm not sure. Even the best AHL players who are later NHL stars have trouble reaching that plateau. And the level of competition as a whole in the AHL will be better during the lockout because every team is sending down some good players.

The difference is that they are already NHL stars. The AHL doesn't often see guys that are at this level of play, the last time you can see what Spezza did and he didn't have a RNH or Eberle flanking him. Paajarvi will be on the top line, he has gotten bigger and stronger this offseason and it sounds like he has worked on his mental game as well. IMO the person that could benefit the most from the lockout is Paajarvi.

The last time that I recall a duo or trio as dominant as ours would be was with Getzlaf, Perry, and Penner.

Perry 19gp. 16-18-34
Getzlaf 17gp. 8-25-33
Penner 57gp. 39-45-84

I might actually be selling them short with the 110+ point mark. Yes there will be other NHLers there but few are anywhere near the quality of these 2 offensively. Off the top of my head maybe Seguin and Skinner?

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