Paajarvi - where do you see him in 5 years?
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12-10-2012, 02:28 PM
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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.
While Jones does make more hits, I still think they're ineffective. He often rubs guys out softly on the boards, and then takes forever to get back into the play. I also think he's garbage defensively, he cheats and commonly isn't the first guy back on the back check. I would argue MPS is already the superior defensive player and the better PK guy.
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