Jenner is proving to be better offensively than previouslly believed. He's solid in the defensive end, and now shows he has some scoring ability and is top-10 in OHL points. Sure he may be older this season, but the OHL is far more competitive this year than it has been in years.
I compare Jenner to a potential Mike Richards, I think Columbus says no until he takes a step into the NHL.
Paajarvi needs to prove he is more than what he showed last season. His stats in the AHL have improved as I'm sure he's not playing a first line role in the AHL behind Eberle, Hall and RNH, I think Paajarvi is on the wrong team where his abilities are not being utilized properly. (outsiders opinion)
That said, I reassure that Columbus says no to this offer and keeps Jenner.
Columbus easily says no here, no offence to MPS here but Jenner is looking like a legit prospect right now and his draft stock has only risen since being drafted, in-fact it still boggles how he fell out of top 25, let alone out of the 1st round.
I fully expect him to become a legit and effective top 6 forward in the NHL with a solid all-around play in the mold of Mike Richards.
I can easily tell most Oilers fans wouldn't want to do this because of draft position of both players, MPS was drafted very and Jenner was drafted out of 1st round. I can safely say it doesn't always work like that, especially in this case, MPS has finally started to show some signs but Jenner is simply better and much safer at the NHL level, I think he has legit top 6 upside.
If I were Oilers, I would make this deal in a heartbeat, Jenner would be solid 2nd line C behind RNH for you guys.
Jenner is one of the few prospects whom I wouldn't mind overpaying for.
Great pick by Columbus, he was truly and is one of the gems of the 2011 draft.
No. It's because Paajarvi just flat out is better at this point. Despite a rough sophomore season, Paajarvi has proven to be a capable 2 way, 3rd line winger in the NHL
MPS hasn't proved anything in the NHL so far... Great potential... But so far failed to live up to the expectations. He is far from an established player at this point.
Jenner on the other hand was drafted as a Mike fisher potential, but the offen sive outburst makes him a potential Rob Brind'amour. He's still unproven to the NHL cause he did't have a chance, but Due to his style he's a lower risk for a similar ceiling to MPS.