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07-11-2013, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by LaGu View Post


I am not saying they are comparable really but what you bring up right there is exactly what Paajarvi started to do (and with some success) this year. Let's keep it real, he was traded because we are not sure that he can fill the shoes of a 2nd line LW, Perron can. Personally I don't like the trade, but I understand why it was done.
One of the things that strikes me immediately about the batted it in clip is the horrible coverage. This is the Avalanche. Omark could expose a team that bad defensively. MPS has time to not only beat the D like a rented mule he doesn't score on first shot and has time to bat in the rebound. The amount of times this should be able to occur in the NHL approaches zero.
Conversely on the Perron goals in tight he's beating guy wide(this part is similar) but he's finishing with speed and on other goals around very in tight traffic.

Can't be stated enough times either that years into his NHL career Paajarvi has only 26 goals.
The Paajarvi goals as such do have a ring of every dog has its day to it. He's never been considered a prolific goal scorer at any stage of his career. I doubt it happens now.

Its funny how Paajarvi can score a goal infrequently and everybody remembers the plays and this somehow signifying some unrealized hands. The more objective view is that this is not in any way a confident offensive performer. This is a guy that only occasionally feels good about his offensive game.

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