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More reasonable than many on this board, so kudos for not trying to do a 3 pieces per team 3 way trade in your first proposal. Paajarvi is on the outside looking in with Edmonton, and they could use defence, but for us to move Tanev it would leave a gap in the D-men we have that can play the right side well.

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More reasonable than many on this board, so kudos for not trying to do a 3 pieces per team 3 way trade in your first proposal. Paajarvi is on the outside looking in with Edmonton, and they could use defence, but for us to move Tanev it would leave a gap in the D-men we have that can play the right side well.

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Maybe, but that's like arguing over who the tallest midget is.

There is NO FREAKING WAY that Edmonton would even consider trading the 10th overall pick from 2009, for a guy who is older, undrafted, and less proven at the NHL level.

Seriously, think about it.

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You're over-rating Paajarvi and under-rating Tanev. If you care to research, Paajarvi couldn't even crack the Oilers line up most of the year and spent time with the Barons, while Tanev is looking to be a very steady, calm D man.

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Paajarvi spent more time with Edmonton last year than Tanev did with Vancouver.

Paajarvi is also 2 years younger, and has 42 points in 121 NHL games. Slightly better than Tanev's record of 3 points in 54 games. Yes, he's a defenceman. But it's not hard for defencemen like Tanev to just sort of "blend in" and not really be noticed, which translates into a serious over-valuing by the local fans. Yann Sauve didn't look too out of place, did he? And do you remember Evan Oberg? He was the Chris Tanev before Chris Tanev arrived. And then he got traded. Hasn't done much since.

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Both of the players involved appear to be solid depth players, but not superstars or core players. This deal's magnitude could easily be a reason for these two teams being able to make this trade. Although Paarjarvi seems to have a better possible ceiling (maybe 2nd line winger), both seems to be support players, and Edmonton does need young d-men.

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I would take that deal and run.

Tanev is a decent defencemen but he'll never be more than a defensive specialist. He has next to no offence in his game although he has an excellent breakout pass. Realisticay, I believe that Tanev will be a serviceable defencemen whose comparable to Mike Weaver.

Paajarvi has loads of potential still and generally speaking Euros take longer to develop than North Americans. Paajarvi could be a good 2nd/3rd line forward or he could simply bust.

I'd take the risk...

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