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12-08-2012, 03:17 PM
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A local out-door rink near behind the super market...

Said it plenty of times before; he is a nice guy - but the Magnus "the dull knife" Jääjärvi won't make it in the long run.

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12-08-2012, 03:26 PM
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Wing version of Cogliano .. Plenty of speed but not much else.. Complimentary player who can be a good cheap 2nd liner with good line mates.
I think he's fairly different than Cogliano, although i understand the comp. First off he has size, even if he never learns how to use it (and that's debatable he's already getting tougher to play against) he'll never be pushed off the puck like Cogs routinley was. He's a much better passer and stickhandler although i would argue worse shooter off the rush. Cogliano went to the middle of the ice alot, Paajarvi does not. Cogliano was a much more aggressive offensive player while Paajarvi tends to exit the zone early. I think at the end of the day Paajarvi should be able to adjust much better to a checking role than Cogliano will and he has a lot more room for growth.

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12-08-2012, 03:40 PM
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If he finds his sack again and starts attacking the net, he could still yet be a 2nd liner.

If he doesn't and isn't willing to drive the puck through D to the net, he'll be lucky if he turns out to be a Pisani, smart defensive winger who can PK.

It's all mental whether Paajarvi pans out or not.

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12-08-2012, 03:53 PM
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I see him on a winning team, playing a valuable role as a second/third line tweener.

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12-08-2012, 04:06 PM
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It's too hard to project. People used to call Kesler a career weak third line C. I remember watching him and not seeing much honestly. Canuck fans used to call him stone hands.

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12-08-2012, 04:34 PM
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I see him as a 30-50 point(in a good year) 2 way forward who will play on the third line but will be able to slot into the top 6 without hurting you too bad. He's already one of our best defensive players and he'll only get stronger in that respect.

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If he finds his sack again and starts attacking the net, he could still yet be a 2nd liner.

If he doesn't and isn't willing to drive the puck through D to the net, he'll be lucky if he turns out to be a Pisani, smart defensive winger who can PK.

It's all mental whether Paajarvi pans out or not.
He does drive the net his problem is he doesn't have the hands in tight to score highlight real goals like Eberle. For the most parts his net drives result in a rebound because he just shoots the puck off the goalies pads. We need a trailer to be ready for the rebound because it's like clockwork.

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12-08-2012, 04:53 PM
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MPS is the type of player that is going to erupt in his 5th-6th year and suddenly be good. Whether that is it with the Oilers or not we will see

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12-08-2012, 05:03 PM
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MPS is the type of player that is going to erupt in his 5th-6th year and suddenly be good. Whether that is it with the Oilers or not we will see
That's how Kesler was. I in no way am comparing MPS to him. He is just a great example to me about sometimes not giving up on a player. Kesler started coming out of nowhere and started really improving.

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12-08-2012, 06:42 PM
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Don't see him on the Oilers.

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I hope he can be a good 2nd/3rd liner but he has a lot to improve still. Im not giving up on him though.

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Liked the pick a lot at first, but I think the scouts were right. He lacks natural finishing ability.

At best, he's on the second/third line and his career potential at this point is probably 40-45 points.

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12-08-2012, 07:51 PM
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Doesn't have great hands, but could work on it.

If he had the attitude of Hall, he'd make it even if his hands never improved.

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12-08-2012, 07:59 PM
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He does drive the net his problem is he doesn't have the hands in tight to score highlight real goals like Eberle. For the most parts his net drives result in a rebound because he just shoots the puck off the goalies pads. We need a trailer to be ready for the rebound because it's like clockwork.
He did when he started in the NHL, then he (for some reason) started to shy away from carrying the puck to the net and just shot from the perimeter.

From the AHL games I've watched, he has started driving the net. The question is does that new found confidence carry over from the AHL to the NHL.

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Not on the Oilers, that much I'd be certain of.
Agreed.

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MPS is the type of player that is going to erupt in his 5th-6th year and suddenly be good. Whether that is it with the Oilers or not we will see
I agree with this, he has a lanky frame right now and will bulk up by the time he's 24-25, also takes swedish guys a little longer to get used to the smaller ice surface. He has to continue working on his wrist shot and aggressiveness with the puck, but I think he could still end up as a first line/second line tweener who plays on the PK and the point on the PP.

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Todd Marchant V 2.0 with a little more offensive upside.

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2 goals in 20 games in the AHL playing on a stacked top six? That's not even good for a potential 4th liner in the nhl. In 5 years he will be back in Europe. Book it
Because assists don't count...

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12-08-2012, 10:01 PM
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A goal and an assist so far tonight. The Nordic line is really starting to show their chemistry.

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12-08-2012, 11:56 PM
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Swapped position with theo peckham, performing nightly as our #3 D

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with theo causing raucous on the 4th line

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12-09-2012, 03:57 AM
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Well hopefully in 5 years, playing alongside Harti will have rubbed off, and he'll be a 2 way winger who can use his speed to enter the zone, and his size to keep control of the puck

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Playing on the Oilers 3rd line

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KHL.

I seem him as a 3rd line NHLer for a while until he tries his hand in Europe in an effort to be a scorer again.

Unfortunately, the kid isn't good enough to make a significant impact in the NHL.

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12-09-2012, 07:04 AM
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I hope that he can turn into a secondliner who plays the defensively responsible role on a line with two offensive players - racking up 35-40 points while excelling on the PK.

Best case scenario is a less physical, but faster copy of Mikael Renberg. He does have the wheels and weight.

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12-09-2012, 02:13 PM
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Europe.

If he's on the Oil's third line in a few years then we're in trouble. This team needs size, grit and heart on the bottom lines.

Hopefully Stu MacGregor will be gone too.

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12-09-2012, 02:28 PM
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Hopefully Stu MacGregor will be gone too.
What? why?

Anyway I see Paajarvi on another team. I think he'll be packaged for a young-ish D-man eventually.

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