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11-09-2012, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by
Paajarvi's offense has been non existent this year, that said it's time that we play him in a shut down role, Paajarvi-Lander-Pitlick should be played together the rest of the year. If the Oilers don't see Harski as a top 6 guy then he should be there ahead of Pitlick. Paajarvi has time to get his offense to come around IMO, but he'll have to work hard on it and while not facing top checking.
His offense has been non exsistent his entire career aside from a WJC tournament. He's already potted 15g in his rookie year, I don't think it's out of the question that he could be a 15-20g third line winger who brings size speed and above average defensive play.
People who are expecting top-6 offense out of MPS are going to be disappointed.
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He will never fit into the Oilers top 6. The Oilers are deep on the wings, our bottom six wingers need to be gritty, big, or penalty killers. MP does not fit the bill. IF the Oilers need to fill a whole in our bottom six their will always be better options via the free agency route. IF the Oilers can get a 2nd round draft pick for pajaarvi then you do it. IF not your looking at a loser for loser trade. I do agree, a package deal would prove to be best for the Oilers. But who wants a butter soft, player> You call him two-way but his offensive skills do not warrant such a title. IMO
I don't think he'll be a top-6 player either, he will be able to play spot minutes in the case of an injury and not hurt you too badly but he's not going to bring the offense to warrant top-6 mins regularly.
MPS is big, fast and good defensively. He's already scored 15g in the NHL and can probably get 20 once he gets more experience. A second round pick is almost pointless, we already have two seconds coming up in the next draft and we have a ton of young prospects.
The Oilers arent in the position to be trading roster players for picks anymore, that is wasteful. MPS has already shown he can play in the NHL and you're going to trade that for a second that has a very small % chance to ever make the NHL? Pretty risky...
Also keep in mind swedish players historically take longer to come around, MPS is still young and has room to improve while already scoring 15g in an NHL season and LEADING THE TEAM in zone start / finish proving his defensive ability.
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