How's Lander and Paajarvi doing?
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01-21-2013, 03:36 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
If MPS at some point decides paying the price to cut infront of the net is better than going wide, then he can become a top 6 player. Especially when considering his speed. His shot is far too weak to be a permiter player.
He seems too timid to go into the tough areas, so will likely end up back in Europe in the next few years, where his game is more suited to the bigger ice surface.
Lander will be a 4th line center in the NHL one day, if he wants; perhaps a 3rd line center. I really don't get the sense his game is going to translate well to the NHL. He clearly has a lot of quality, leadership characteristics that all teams desire, but is missing that offensive edge.
My gut tells me both would be better off in Europe, but I believe they will stick around long enough for each of them to see 40-120 NHL games ... before the dream is over.
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