Paajarvi - where do you see him in 5 years?
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12-10-2012, 02:11 PM
Join Date: Oct 2005
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I don't get why everyone has this hard on for Ryan Jones but we all hate Paajarvi. If Paajarvi can change his game and start going to the net like jones does he will score goals, like jones does. They're both soft, jones doesn't throw hits because he wants to, he does it because he's told to. Paajarvi is a much better player and he has a better positional hockey IQ. It's going to take time for him to learn how to excel in North America. Not all players step in and do well instantly like Canadian prospects do, they need to learn the game and their opponents and most importantly themselves. He needs to figure out what he does best, and do it.
Ryan Jones is the exact opposite of Paajarvi..
Told or not.. Jones hits.. Paajarvi doesnt.. he even drags his foot to slow down if he has to complete a check.
Paajarvi is fast Jones isnt..
Paajarvi takes Smyth like weak shots... Jones goes in the dirty areas and makes his shots count.
(2.5% shooting pct in NHL vs 12.4% last year)
If both Jones and Paajarvi are fighting for a 2nd line spot then Paajarvi might get it but he has got ways to go before becoming a better 3rd line checker who is better than Jone.
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