Sports Jesse Puljujarvi Edmonton Oilers saga continue

10:05  07 november  2019
10:05  07 november  2019 Source:   prohockeyrumors.com

Hurricanes most linked team to any trade for Jesse Puljujarvi

  Hurricanes most linked team to any trade for Jesse Puljujarvi Edmonton may or may not want to keep the Finnish forward, but one team would be very interested in bringing him on.The Athletic’s Allan Mitchell tries to put Puljujarvi’s production into context rather than let the hype train run wild. He writes that there is some question as to the quality of a few of Puljujarvi’s six goals on the year and, more importantly, adds that his point-per-game pace in the Liiga is only equivalent to approximately 0.43 points per game in the NHL.

Jesse Puljujärvi (Finnish: [ˈje̞sse̞ ˈpuljuˌjærvi]; born May 7, 1998) is a Swedish-born Finnish professional ice hockey player currently playing on loan for Oulun Kärpät of the Liiga while under contract to the Edmonton Oilers in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Peace talks between Jesse Puljujarvi and the Edmonton Oilers have resulted in the disgruntled forward inking a two-year contract with the club. Sportsnet’s Mark Spector was first to report the deal will pay Puljujarvi .175-m per year. Originally drafted fourth overall in the 2016 draft, Puljujarvi broke

Jesse Puljujarvi et al. skiing on the snow © Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

There has certainly been no lack of attention paid to the ongoing saga between Jesse Puljujarvi and the Edmonton Oilers. The young forward is a restricted free agent playing in his native Finland this season rather than with his NHL club and both sides seem open to a trade. If Puljujarvi does not sign by December 1st, he cannot play in the NHL this season, so the timeline for a deal to be made is down to less than a month. However, there have been recent rumors that perhaps Puljujarvi could, in fact, return to Edmonton. After all, the Oilers are off to a hot start and Puljujarvi himself is playing well for Karpat in the Liiga and the two sides may be more amenable to an agreement. That is at least what Oilers GM Ken Holland hopes, as he heads overseas for the Karjala Cup, in part to negotiate with Puljujarvi. However, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that the player side is not as keen on a reunion. Agent Markus Lehto reiterated that despite the performance of the Oilers so far this season, Puljujarvi’s focus remains on finding a fresh start in the NHL:

Should Edmonton Oilers go nuclear to fix their lack of depth scoring?

  Should Edmonton Oilers go nuclear to fix their lack of depth scoring? If fans of the Edmonton Oilers know one thing, it’s that the team’s depth forwards aren’t scoring. How dire is the situation? Edmonton has eight wins in 12 games, so it’s not panic city. At the same time, the team has put up two stinker games out of the last three, games where aside from the team’s top attackers hardly anyone was getting anything done on offence. Simply put, Edmonton has a talent deficit. It needs to inject its bottom two lines and third defensive pairing with more speed and skill. Edmonton is starting to get out scored, and it’s been getting out chanced from the start of the year most games.

The Jesse Puljujarvi saga continues . According to Jouni Nieminen, a trustworthy source based in Edmonton when it comes to Finnish hockey news, provided an update on the disgruntled young Oilers forward.

Jesse Puljujarvi returns to the Edmonton Oilers on a value two-year deal worth .35 million, with Learn More or change your cookie preferences. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use EDMONTON — It was a hell of a distraction, as the hockey story in Edmonton became the signing of

Jesse’s unwillingness to return has nothing to do with current coaches, management, the team, fans or the city. Like I have said multiple times, Jesse has just asked for a change of scenery and to get a fresh start somewhere else. Nothing wrong with that considering the past three seasons. It is very difficult for me to see that he would return there all of a sudden now…. If things don’t work out now with the right team and best possible fit, there is nothing wrong (with playing) the whole season in Europe.

  • Another big name taking part in the Karjala Cup is CSKA Moscow forward Konstantin Okulov. Okulov’s name has already been a fixture in the rumor mill this year as a player being eyed by a number of teams as a free agent addition this off-season. The 24-year-old Russian has 14 points in 23 games thus far and recorded 31 points in 48 games in the KHL last year. While Okulov has been most frequently linked to the Toronto Maple Leafs, a team that has become known for poaching Russian talent, Friedman states that the rival Montreal Canadiens are actually considered the front-runners for the talented forward. He adds that with Holland in attendance at the tournament, the Oilers will likely take a run at Okulov as well.
  • Paul Postma has finally found a new job in Europe. The veteran defenseman began the year with the KHL’s Metallurg Magnitogorsk, but left the club early last month. The NLA’s HC Lugano has announced that they have now inked Postma to a contract for the remainder of the season. The capable two-way defenseman brings over 200 games of NHL experience to the Swiss club after showing last season with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL that he is even more of an asset in Europe. Lugano, typically a top contender in the NLA, is in the midst of a second straight underwhelming campaign and could use the help. Postma will face high expectations when he debuts for a team in great need of a game-breaking talent.

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Jesse Puljujarvi piling up goals in Finland: ‘He’s on the right track’

  Jesse Puljujarvi piling up goals in Finland: ‘He’s on the right track’ Leading his Finnish Liiga team in goal scoring, Jesse Puljujarvi is gaining confidence and playing like a No. 4 overall NHL Draft pick. Checking in on how he’s doing, Mark Spector spoke to some people who’ve watched him closely. The post Seeing Raptors championship banner is ‘beautiful’ for Dwane Casey appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.Either the Columbus Blue Jackets — the only NHL team with a Finnish general manager, Jarmo Kekalainen, who famously interviewed the unilingual Puljujarvi, then decided against drafting him — or the Edmonton Oilers, to whom Puljujarvi fell with the fourth overall pick in 2016.

Edmonton Oilers restricted free agent forward Jesse Puljujarvi has backed off on his statement that he will never play again for the Oilers and is thinking of potentially returning. “You can never say no," Puljujarvi told Finnish news outlet Tampere Iltalehti. "I have grown and I see things a little differently.

Jesse Puljujarvi 's agent, Mark Lehto, said Thursday that his client's No. 1 priority is to play in the NHL next season, but playing in Europe remains an option if the winger is not traded by the Edmonton Oilers . Lehto told Finland's MTV Sports that a trade remains possible, or even likely, but moving the

Edmonton Oilers recall Caleb Jones, who can give them more of what they need .
This in from the Edmonton Oilers, news that Brandon Manning is going on injured reserve with a broken hand and Caleb Jones has been recalled from Bakersfield. My take Injury brings change and opportunity. We saw that when Adam Larsson went out and Ethan Bear stepped up in such a big way. I expect to see the same now with Manning out and Caleb Jones getting his chance. If used correctly, there’s no reason why Jones won’t knock it out of the park. Jones will give the Edmonton Oilers more of what they need: fast and alert puck-moving out of the defensive zone. It’s this kind of rapid puck-moving that is the best defence against heavy hockey and aggressive cycling.

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