Interview w/ Paajarvi

Discuss the St. Louis Blues, the NHL, or anything hockey.

Moderator: LGB Mods

Interview w/ Paajarvi

Postby dmiles2186 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:08 pm

From the Blues' website. I've bolded my favorite line.

STLOUISBLUES.COM: Your trade to St. Louis must have come as a surprise. What was your reaction to the news?
MAGNUS PAAJARVI: It was shocking, but the more I thought about it, the more it grew on me. I’m coming to a contender team, so it’s very exciting and inspiring. Trust me, there was expectations in Edmonton too with all the hype and the young talent. But we talked about getting to the playoffs in Edmonton, and here we talk about the Cup. It’s a little bit different, it’s two stages of two teams. It’s very exciting to be on a contender.

BLUES: You’ve been here a few weeks. What are your initial reactions to St. Louis and the Blues?
MP: It’s a very disciplined team. Very strict, but a very hard working team. The city of St. Louis is very nice. It’s a little bit different than Europe or Edmonton, but it’s very nice. The weather is nice now and I can’t complain.

BLUES: It’s been talked about quite a bit, but you showed great chemistry with Patrik Berglund at the World Championships. What made you guys click?
MP: You can’t really explain chemistry, I guess. That World Championships was really good except the last period of the finals. Everything was going really well. With Berglund, it was very nice and we found some chemistry, we scored a couple points and huge goals. It was really fun for those two weeks.

BLUES: How would you describe your game to Blues fans? What type of player can they expect?
MP: Skater. Both offensive and defensively. I want to get to the net and create some chaos and score some goals.

BLUES: How would you say you fit in Ken Hitchcock’s system? Is his style a good fit for your game?
MP: Absolutely, yeah. It’s very hard. He goes as hard offensively as defensively, and you have to be a good skater to be in this system, so it suits me well.

BLUES:From your perspective, what are your team expectations for this year?
MP: We haven’t gone through that yet, but we’re definitely up there. Everybody’s talking about the Cup. We want the Cup.

BLUES: What kind of music is on your iPod right now?
MP: House.

BLUES: Why did you choose No. 56?
MP: Because of my dad. That’s his birth number.

BLUES: What’s a fun fact nobody knows about you?
MP: I’m very very good at squash. I play a lot of that in the summer.
User avatar
Hockey God
Hockey God
Posts: 6526
Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:29 am
Location: Selling Air Bombays--for kids who want to coach

Re: Interview w/ Paajarvi

Postby cprice12 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:39 pm

What's a birth number?

2014-2015 Sponsor -- Blues Asst. Coach Kirk Muller
User avatar
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 20036
Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 1:26 am
Location: Center Ice

Re: Interview w/ Paajarvi

Postby cardsfan04 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:59 pm

I think it must be the year of his dad's birth. His dad was born in 1956. Or I guess it could be his dad's age. People born 1956 were 56 on 1/1/2013. So, depending on his birthday, he could be 56 right now too. Probably one of those two is my guess.
2010-2011 Official LGB Sponsor of Kevin Shattenkirk
Hall Of Fame
Hall Of Fame
Posts: 2877
Joined: Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:43 am

Re: Interview w/ Paajarvi

Postby WaukeeBlues » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:07 pm

He's lying

User avatar
Hall Of Fame
Hall Of Fame
Posts: 4747
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:00 pm
Location: Phi Alpha

Re: Interview w/ Paajarvi

Postby APOD » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:54 pm

2014-2015 LGB Sponsor of Jori Lehtera
2013-2014 LGB Sponsor of Chris Stewart / Steve Ott and the trade that made it happen!
2012-errr.......Just 2013 LGB Sponsor of Andy McDonald
User avatar
2nd Line Scorer
2nd Line Scorer
Posts: 381
Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:01 pm
Location: Lebanon, MO

Return to St. Louis Blues Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], gaijin, Google [Bot], theohall and 5 guests