Jim Matheson came up with the suggestion that the Oilers should try Magnus Paajarvi with Anton Lander. I like the idea. He also suggested to put Ales Hemsky with them too, since Hemsky isn’t helping Ryan Smyth and Shawn Horcoff. I like that idea too. Renney snuck in Paajarvi with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle / Taylor Hall a bit last night too, and I thought Paajarvi looked more elevated. Setting him up with 2 other guys that haven’t exactly been lighting it up might seem like a bad idea… but sometimes it’s just about finding the right combination.
The way I see it, if we do that, our forward lines now look like:
What say you? Play Paajarvi with Hemsky and Lander?