According to Red Wing fans, Quincey's been blowing chunks since Detroit re-acquired him.
Why would Edmonton pay such a high price for a struggling Quincey?
He was the best D last game, every D goes through funks, he had a great season in L.A and in Colorado, struggeled from time to time...Edmonton needs all the D they can get, Pääjärvi has potential but doesn't appear to ever succeed in Edmonton. Pääjärvi is struggeling too..So it's two struggeling players in a deal.
Last edited by mindfly: 01-27-2013 at 09:36 AM.
Objectively speaking, isn't the deal fair?
Paajarvi will probably never put up a lot of points in the NHL, though he can actually be a pretty decent playmaker. But I still think the Oilers believe he can be a useful NHL'er as more of a defensive specialist who can play up and down the line-up.
Right now the Oilers seem pretty set with their top two pairings of
The biggest question mark is in their 3rd pairing which at this point is likely to be
for most of the year barring injuries. That pairing is servicable right now so I don't think their is any urgency to give up a guy like Paajarvi who could prove to be a very useful piece at a managable price for a short term boost in the depth on the back end.