Honestly not a bad deal when you look at both players' scenarios. If we're trading Paajarvi for another prospect though, I'd rather it be fora guy like Scott Glennie (much to the dismay of Stars' fans)
As a non fan of either team...I would say that EDM has to add.
I feel Nino is already the better player with a higher upside.
I donno... You would be hard pressed to find a young guy who had as bad of a year offensively as Paajarvi did this year. Nino has had one and it isn't even really close. 1 goal 0 assists and -24 in 51 games is a special kind of bad.
Oilers management are still really high on Paajarvi, regardless of his season. I dont think they would think about it.
I dont see much point in it either myself. Its not like either need a change of scenery, they are just young prospects struggling to find their NHL game. I dont think its a need to change teams kind of situation for either.
Nio's production is meaningless. He's really only in the NHL because of a cheap owner who wants to get to the cap floor for as little as possible (namely use his 2mil bonus to get to the cap floor). He really should be in Jr developing not playing on the 4th line... once again shows NYI are probably the worst organization at developing their prospects.
I would agree but he also is hardley playing......
Hes on the 4th line with Marty Reasoner and Jay Pandolfo........
When he was on his rehab stint in the AHL(early in the season) he had 3 goals in 5 games. He was playing top 6 min.......If he was playing with Tavares or even Frans Neilsen he would have more points......The Line he is on creats no offense what so ever, They spend most of thier shift checking and playing defensive game....Im not worried about Nino, Im just upset because I wish the Isles would have put him into a better position to succeed....
Nino just turned 19 in September, he's really really young and just missed the cutoff to be in last years draft instead of 2010. He wasn't/isn't ready for this level.
That said, he's played less than 10 minutes a night with Jay Pandolfo and Marty Reasoner (9 points combined). You can't judge the kid on what he's done this season. Hopefully, they do the right thing and send him to the AHL next year to develop properly.