Anything 1.5 million and over and the Oilers get taken to the cleaners. He's not prime for a potential type contract, he isn't doing anything right now that gives him bargaining power, and he hasn't been around long enough to get a "what you've done in the past" type contract.
This is the type of player you lean on when it comes to a contracts in the NHL. Hell, he wouldn't make the starting roster of most of the teams in the NHL yet, you simply don't open the vault for that.
He only does two things well: skate and defend, which without any physicality (and he has nothing despite his size), makes him a 3rd liner on a non-playoff team. Magnus embodies what is wrong with the Oilers.... incredibly easy to play against. And part of the reason he's turned out this way is he's surrounded by marshmallows.
I wouldn't trade him, I'd fix the team first and see if he can evolve. But for the love of god do not over pay this guy who plays so small.
I'm going to say a QO, which is 990k. He had a good 3 week stretch a while back, but still doesn't engage physically or drive to the net consistently enough. Why would we reward inconsistency with a multi year deal? Might cost us more next year, but I'm OK with that if I know what I have at that time.
I'm a big Magnus fan. He's taken a positive step forward this year. As long as we're not overpaying for his services, I want to hold onto him.
yeah paajarvi is just fine as a 3rd line winger right now, and he should only get better... swedish players are well known to take a bit longer in adapting to the NA style of game if they didn't play junior over here.... paajarvi is slowly learning
as long as he comes in around 1-1.25 or so, i think on a 2-3 year "bridge" deal would be a good idea... i would expect that he signs something similar to that