I have been thinking about this for a while. EDM are ruining Jesse Puljujärvi and everyone can see it, but they would never move him without getting a substantial return back -- it could make you look really bad if you trade him for like a 2nd round pick and he gets going somewhere else -- and nobody will be prepared to ant up to get him. But wouldn't a 4 million 2 year offer sheet be a very good way of getting him for a team that (1) needs to take some chances to find a kid with potential and (2) has cap space? Rationale: -From the little I know, my guess would be that EDM would have a hard time matching it. Or? Would they want to keep an under-performing, disgruntled kid (you get what I mean, obviously he wanted out if he signed the offer sheet, I don't really know what he feels, but that is at least something), for 4m per when they have so many holes all over? -The cost is "only" a 2nd round pick. -The qualifying offer after 2 years at another 4m isn't terrible if he does well for you. -He you want to walk away after 2 years, all you need to do is to just not qualify him. -But what about if the GM realize that Pulju was completely worthless and get panic attacks 24/7 because his team desperately would need that cap space after the first year? No worries, you can buy him out for 1/3 of the remaining contract spread over twice the remaining years (right?), ie 4 million / 3 = 1.3m per diveded over 2 years, 0.650k per. From my POV, Puljujärvi is getting attached with all kinds of negative labels. But the kid certainly has talent, and the only negative thing I see is that he as a very big kid is having problems keeping up with the pace and being around the puck enough. He was rushed to the NHL really bad and he isn't getting much support in EDM. I know many will feel that Pulju isn't worth 4m per and a 2nd rounder, sure they can be right, but I do think there are some potential there and I am not sure EDM have managed to ruin him yet. Think he would be worth the gamble.