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[EDM/STL] David Perron for Magnus Paajarvi + 2nd '14 | Part 2
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07-11-2013, 01:45 PM
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Calgary, Alberta
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Magnus at 10 was always a strange pick. Never really had the goalscoring touch outside of games played for Sweden. Odd player all round.
He wasn't really a "strange" pick - he actually fell to us in the draft and was projected as a top 5 by many scouting services.
However, the question mark with Paajarvi was always the toolbox. He had/has a lot of raw skills but he's never been able to find a way to successfully use them.
Even in his rookie season where he played quite well at times, I remember questioning his top-end offensive upside. He just doesn't look like a comfortable offensive player when he crosses the blueline and I don't know if he ever will. He might end up being a 40 point player simply based on the tools he possesses but I honestly think Stalberg is his top-end upside.
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