Well, a monthly tradition for me is to create a schedule wallpaper. October 2010′s schedule wallpaper is up. You can find it here in various sizes.
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So for those of you that missed last night’s game, allow me to make you kick yourself even more… wow, was Magnus Paajarvi ever on fire last night. At age 19, he looked to be far ahead of Ales Hemsky’s development curve (I mean, at the same age). But let’s bear in mind that the lineup the Lightning iced was weak, and the East has never been known for being as skilled defensively as the West (a few teams aside). Also, really it IS just one game (although Paajarvi has looked solid in all games so far).
On Paajarvi’s first goal, he did whiff the finishing shot, but he also did split through a wall of lightning defenders to get in alone on Elli$. His second goal was an undisputable beauty of a one-timer, which makes you wonder if he is perhaps the guy Hemmer needs to connect with on the power play. His third goal probably had no business going in, but as they say you have to be lucky to be good, and he showed that he’s not afraid to take a shot. Add to that, his shot was obviously well on target as well, so credit to him for getting it through the d-man’s legs and right inside the post.
So I think it is clear to say that this kid was a steal at 10th overall, however, and he will make the starting roster for October 6th. It’s hard not to think way ahead of ourselves and get too excited about a player, but I had always thought he would be our biggest chance at the Calder trophy this year, and that may be the case. Hall was no slouch last night either, despite not being able to top a 4 point night from Paajarvi (including the first Hattrick since Gagner’s in March, 2009 – tip of the hat to Hemmerlady and the Oiler’s Message Board).
It looks like we finally have something to get excited about in Oilerville. We might still struggle to win games, but there should be some exciting hockey to watch this year. And I think Cogliano is also probably pretty excited, if he gets to stay with Paajarvi for the remainder of the year.
So as everyone undoubtedly knows by now, the Oilers have signed a 3-year entry level deal with 2009 1st-rounder Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson. Today he spoke with a few people in the media, one of which was Dan Tencer. The audio interview is available here.
For posterity sake and for those of you that can’t play the audio where you are, I’ve also transcribed it in this post.
Btw, I nominate that MPS legally change his name to Magnus Van Awesome. In reality, it makes no sense… but I’m tired of typing out Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson and, in particular, remembering how to spell Paajarvi. I know I’m getting way ahead of myself here, but there is no one in our system (including Eberle) I’m more excited to see than him.
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As per the Oilers home page, Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson and Anton Lander have been named to the Swedish World Junior team. The World Junior Hockey Championships are in Regina and Saskatoon this year. It might be worth a drive out there if you can get tickets to see MPS in action. But at the very least, we’ll be able to see them on TV.
Lander and Svensson are linemates for Timra IK of the Swedish Elite League. In 25 games, Svensson has 7 goals, 9 assists for 16 points and is -1. Lander has 4 goals and 4 assists for 8 points and is also -1.
Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson currently ranks 30th in points amongst all players in the SEL. He is also 2nd in points amongst players 21 years of age or younger. Only Marcus Kruger (age 19) has more points, with 22 in 24 games (8 goals 14 assists).