Discussion in 'Polls - (hockey-related only)' started by DDRhockey, Oct 12, 2018.
Slow start but it has only been 2 games
Coach doesn't like him. It won't be in Edmonton that he breaks out as long as Mclellan us there.
Well Coach Todd refuses to play him so it doesn't look like it.
Then again, Todd might be fired by this time next week.
You could replace the words "this season" with "ever" and my answer would still be the same.
Nope, not "this season".
Mclellan needs to be fired otherwise Puljujarvi is going to turn into a Paajarvi / Yakupov type player. High hopes then eventually becomes a whipping boy for the coach until he gets traded.
No, I have zero trust on the coach.
Doesn't seem to have any intrest of developing him.
Damn didn't know TM was that hated in EDM but I think Pulju will be ok
No. His play has become uninspired as of late. Not looking good for the pool boy.
No chance if McLellan is the coach.
Those damned Finns and their outright refusal to control what fans say about them.
Take some responsibility, you deadbeats!
If the Oilers continue to play the way they are the coach should be out the door, but I don't blame him at all for Puljujarvi. Last season Puljujarvi was given a good push on the first line and performed for a short period of time and than disappeared. This season, guys like Rattie and Yamamoto had great preseasons, they deserved to start in the lineup where they did. Puljujarvi also had a great preseason, which makes his start disappointing. He looked big, fast, strong, and confident with the puck all preseason, but the last 2 games he has not been skating well, caught standing still a lot, and clumsy with the puck again. If he plays well he will move up the lineup pretty quick, but did himself no favors. I have very little sympathy for players, especially the right wingers on the Oilers. There is wide open spaces for ice time if someone steps up and shows something, but what has he done in the last 2 games to deserve anything? It is not only on him as most of the team has played poorly, which I also put on the coach, but Puljujarvi is the one on the ice, force the coach to play you more by being effective in the ice time you are given.
The Oilers are never going to be a good team if every player needs to be babysat on McDavid's line to be effective.
Nope. Oilers picked the wrong player.
That's a big NOPE. Still looks all over the place and his offense will never come with TM as the coach. I think he hates Jesse. And his smile.
I agree with the horse to the water-part but I don't think TM has lead Pulju to the water. Quite the contrary. And I don't usually buy the coach is a bully-argument but with TM, there's an argument to make.
- He thinks Benning is a top 4 D.
- He plays powerplays with 5 lefties on the first PP and 5 righties on the 2nd. I'm not making this up.
- He thought it was a good idea to give 4th line center Mark Letestu 1st PP minutes all of last season in the leagues worst PP.
- He loves Milan Lucic who's been awful for over a year.
- He seems to put lots of players to impossible spots for them to succeed and rarely is their playing time explainable by their individual performance.
TM is just one stubborn ****er who has obvious player crushes and on the other hand seems to dislike some players no matter what they show.
More likely he is the next face on Mount Bustmore with Yakupov, Paajarvi, Sam Gagner
Just don't see it with this player. Clear example of tools no toolbox.
I do not think this is his year
He would of broken out by now if he was ever going to, he was drafted with an NHL frame. Just another terrible Oilers pick.
Nope, sorry but big bust
Should have picked Tkachuk.
Could have been a Lucic type for McDavid at a much smaller cap hit.
He's not good enough to break out to the level people expect him to. But I think he will have his best season so far.
I'm just not sure he's a legit top 6 forward in the NHL.
He’s playing really good so far tonight against the Rangers
I just want one Oiler to break out and score a goal without McDavid.
My guess is he will break out after we trade him for spare parts
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