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12-08-2012, 01:46 PM
Burnt Biscuits
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5 years time is a lot, I see Paajarvi being able to atleast cut out a niche on the 4th line. Paajarvi is probably going to stay in the AHL for a bit longer and if he doesn't develop there I think the org will lower their expectations and see they have a player who fell below expectations but still has useful elements in his skill set. He would play about 70 games a year if healthy and for about 12 games a year would be subbed out for someone who adds more physicality, for the most part would line up with a veteran UFA center and Knuckle-dragging oaf. I'm guessing after about 2 years on the 4th line he will bail for Europe to take a job on the top line for some team there.

I also wouldn't put it past us trading him I could see Ottawa, Dallas, or Detroit (when they enter rebuild mode) being interested in him. I could see either Ottawa or Detroit molding him into a dominant 3rd line winger if they get their hands on him soon enough.

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