Player Discussion Jesse Puljujärvi pt 6

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  1. NeutralFan888

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    Poor kid man. Team ruined him.

    Yak was much much better. He could actually skate with the black disc we call a puck and buzz around.
     
  2. NeutralFan888

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    Yet he does not listen to pros who said try to shorten it lol

    Why would he change it right. Hes doing so well with long stick...
     
  3. The Nuge

    The Nuge Top 9 Forward Count - 5/9

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    Stick work. I put him in the AHL ideally, and hope he can develop offensively. If he’s gotta be in the NHL, bottom 6 all day until he starts producing
     
  4. guymez

    guymez The Seldom Seen Kid

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    Oh I agree. I am just at a loss about what he brings to a line.

    As you mentioned he really should be in the AHL at this point. If this team wasn't so thin up front he would be.
     
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  5. McDNicks17

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    I think they're trying to see what they actually have in him too since it's NHL or waivers next season.

    If he doesn't show some signs of life soon, you almost have to consider something drastic like sending him back to Finland for a year or two to avoid losing him on waivers.
     
  6. guymez

    guymez The Seldom Seen Kid

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    I think a trade is more likely than sending him back to Finland.
     
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    I think that would be a bad idea.

    I doubt he has much of any value around the league, so might as well roll the dice, send him home, hope he learns how to play hockey again and then bring him back.
     
  8. guymez

    guymez The Seldom Seen Kid

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    I just dont see the team sending him somewhere that doesnt allow them control of the player. If they are going to send him away then I think its in a trade.
    Not that I think trading him is a good idea but thats what I see the team doing.

    My preference would be to have him in the AHL.
     
  9. space321

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    I don't know why they don't send him down and at the same time refuse to give him any more than 10 mintues per game.

    Are he and his agent unhappy about being sent down or are Hitchcock & co. ******ed?
     
  10. thadd

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    Did we really ruin him? There's a chance that we did, but it isn't certain.
    We didn't ruin Yakupov, either. Yakupov was just a bust.
     
  11. GreatKeith

    GreatKeith From playoff zero to playoff hero, thanks Chia.

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    And we didn’t ruin Gagner and MPS and Yamamoto and....
     
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    Yeah, pretty true.
     
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    I guess he could be a 3rd or 4th liner in Bakersfield instead?
     
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    He would probably be on the 3rd or 4th line in Bakersfield. Currie is too good, Russell has been great, Yamamoto is on the third line. Guess they can maybe put Pulju in Russell's spot but him and Gambardella have great chemistry.
     
  15. 5 Mins 4 Ftg

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    He wont learn to be an NHL player in 30 games in Bako. So the only option is to trade him as he is waiver eligible next year. TIme to cut bait with this guy.
     
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    Low hockey IQ. His board play is atrocious

    -Allows himself to get tied way too easy
    -Takes the body on forcheck without looking for the puck, stick usually way off the ice. Thinks his job is done when he ties up a man and allows the player to still make a play with lackadaisical effort. . Watch how often he ties up a player marginally and is caught staring as the puck is long gone while he is stuck on said player, holding on to nothing.
    -Abandons the cycle
    -Makes a play on the forcheck way too fast without acknowledging if a player is there. Far too often pushes into a spot nobody is around, thinking he made a good play forcing it out. Lots of dead plays come off his forchecks
    -hot potato w/ the puck, passes into covered players, takes super long range shots

    Waste of a 6'4 frame. All the tools, little brain, even smaller effort

    Watch any good forchecker. They suck/pull the puck into their feet, working the puck till they think an open play is available. JP just forces outta his bubble as fast as possible. He puts very little effort into keeping a play alive, or on his stick
     
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    There is the alternative option of giving him is qualifying offer and telling him to go sign a contract in Europe we can retain his rights and not expose him to waivers, trading him might be the best option, but it isn't our only option. I'm trying to think of players who fled to Europe and came back much improved players, not many come to mind, Radulov did improve a lot playing in the KHL and Horcoff improved a lot in the SHL in the lockout year, but most cases I can think of don't result in a much better player and in that same vein a much better asset trade value wise.
     
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  18. ConnorMcMullet

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    If he was sent down and Spooner called up he could go on the 3rd line with Yamamoto and Polei, which would be a 1st line on most teams. They could have 3 dominant lines then.
     
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  19. I am the Liquor

    I am the Liquor All hat, no cattle

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    He just may give Mactavish a run for his money as the dumbest man in hockey.
     
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    We didn’t ruin Gagner...or Yamamoto.
     
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    MisterD 5-14-6-1

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    He’s a passenger, that doesn’t do anything particularly well. The Oilers would be better off trying to pawn him off for a pick at the draft then watch his value continue to plummet. He’s a Pajaarvi clone - not good enough for a top 6 role and not tenacious, physical enough for a bottom 6 role.
     
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    MisterD 5-14-6-1

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    Exactly. He bring no value.
     
  23. AlwaysSunnyInTampa

    AlwaysSunnyInTampa At last!! Street cred is mine!

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    I keep an eye on the Oil from time to time but don't know the full ins and outs, so serious question. If JP goes back to Finland for a few years do the Oil keep his rights? I can't remember if not giving him an offer makes him a UFA. Truth be told I'd send him there so there isn't any waiver shenanigans.

    The struggle is right now with this kid.

    Yak had 10,000 faults but the guy could shoot a puck through a carwash and not get it wet. His problem was he wanted to imitate Bure with 1/64 of the skill and puck sense. He got the hang of finding his way in front of the net and scoring there and PP one timers and poor Jesse doesn't even have that
     
  24. GreatKeith

    GreatKeith From playoff zero to playoff hero, thanks Chia.

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    Yeah sure we didn’t. It’s always the players... it’s early but Yamamoto has yet to look effective at the NHL level even once.
     
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    Once the playoffs get to far out of reach they need to glue JP to Mcdavid's hip to see what we got for next season. Even if he does well we can't hold a top 6 spot for him until he proves he can stay there long term.
     

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