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Was Looch the issue for Pulju

Created by: oilsince95
Initial Creation Date: Jul 21, 2019
Published: Jul 21 at 7:06 pm
Team: 2019-20 Edmonton Oilers
Team Explanation
Looch was Jesse’s most common linemate (a blackhole for a playmaker), and the most vocal in the Oilers dressing room. Perhaps Jesse was intimidated or did not respond well to him. Only thinking this since Connor is the captain, but Looch seemed to be the vocal leader. So if moving Looch is something Jesse was hoping for, maybe now with Looch, McLellan and Chiapet gone, he will undestand EDM is his best shot at top 6 mins on the league. If he doesn’t, good luck having a career young man.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Puljujärvi, Jesse1$1,200,000
Buyouts
  • Andrej Sekera: $2,500,000
  • Benoit Pouliot: $1,333,333
  • Eric Gryba: $300,000
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Milan Lucic: $750,000 (13%)
Buried
  • Brandon Manning: $1,175,000 ($2,250,000)
  • Kyle Brodziak: $75,000 ($1,150,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
2021
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
2022
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$79,086,999$0$2,457,500$2,413,001
Left WingCenterRight Wing
EDM
Draisaitl, Leon
$8,500,000
C, LW, RW
UFA - 6
EDM
Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan
$6,000,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
EDM
Kassian, Zack
$1,950,000
RW
UFA - 1
EDM
Neal, James
$5,750,000
RW, LW
UFA - 4
EDM
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
UFA - 7
EDM
Puljujärvi, Jesse
$1,200,000
RW
RFA
EDM
Nygård, Joakim
$925,000
LW
UFA - 1
EDM
Granlund, Markus
$1,300,000
RW, LW, C
UFA - 1
EDM
Chiasson, Alex
$2,150,000
RW
UFA - 2
EDM
Khaira, Jujhar
$1,200,000
C, LW
RFA - 2
EDM
Haas, Gaëtan
$925,000
C
UFA - 1
EDM
Gagner, Sam
$3,150,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
EDM
Klefbom, Oscar
$4,167,000
LD
UFA - 4
EDM
Larsson, Adam
$4,166,666
RD
UFA - 2
EDM
Koskinen, Mikko
$4,500,000
G
NTC
UFA - 3
EDM
Nurse, Darnell
$3,200,000
LD
RFA - 1
EDM
Benning, Matthew
$1,900,000
RD
RFA - 1
EDM
Smith, Mike
$2,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 1
EDM
Jones, Caleb
$720,000
LD
RFA - 1
EDM
Russell, Kris
$4,000,000
RD
NMC NTC
UFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
EDM
Persson, Joel
$1,000,000
RD
RFA - 1
EDM
Jurco, Tomas
$750,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
EDM
Archibald, Josh
$1,000,000
RW
UFA - 1

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Jul 21 at 7:13
#1
Calgary Flames
Joined: Jul 2019
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you would still have almost 2.5 million left
Jul 21 at 7:36
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Nielson pointed out that Lucic really laid into JP sometimes after shifts last year which doesn't sound too pleasant for a guy who probably didn't understand half of what was said. So might be some hope that Lucic was the main reason JP didn't want to stick around.
Jul 21 at 7:57
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oilsince95
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Quoting: Bluetomorrow83
Nielson pointed out that Lucic really laid into JP sometimes after shifts last year which doesn't sound too pleasant for a guy who probably didn't understand half of what was said. So might be some hope that Lucic was the main reason JP didn't want to stick around.


Yeah that report is what I was thinking of. Like how can you lay into a kid for not performing when you can’t even take his passes...just hoping that was a major reason for Pulju’s agent’s statements. As it stood he was probably still gonna be Looch’s linemate if things didn’t change.
Jul 21 at 7:59
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oilsince95
Joined: Jun 2016
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Quoting: YYC
you would still have almost 2.5 million left


Yeah, some nice wiggle room for bonuses and maybe PTO’s or an early season trade. Wiggle room I highly doubt will be had in calgary after Tkachuk is signed 😬
Jul 21 at 8:00
#5
Calgary Flames
Joined: Jul 2019
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Quoting: oilsince95
Yeah, some nice wiggle room for bonuses and maybe PTO’s or an early season trade. Wiggle room I highly doubt will be had in calgary after Tkachuk is signed 😬


Chucky is signing in Calgary
Jul 21 at 8:02
#6
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oilsince95
Joined: Jun 2016
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Quoting: YYC
Chucky is signing in Calgary


Definitely, for 80% of the rest of your capspace.
Jul 21 at 8:03
#7
Calgary Flames
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 40
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Quoting: oilsince95
Definitely, for 80% of the rest of your capspace.


im thinking 7.5 for 4 years so itll give us just enough for bennet and mangipanie, and maybe rittich
Jul 21 at 8:05
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Shibbal18
Joined: Jan 2016
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Likes: 1,673
Didnt Puljujarvi say nothing the Oilers did this offseason would change his mind? I think the Oilers are better off selling him for what ever, some players just dont adapt to the NHL well
Jul 21 at 8:07
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oilsince95
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Quoting: Shibbal18
Didnt Puljujarvi say nothing the Oilers did this offseason would change his mind? I think the Oilers are better off selling him for what ever, some players just dont adapt to the NHL well


The agent did yeah, before the Looch trade. Evidently the main problem must have been a player relationship, not coaches or management. That was a month or two ago that that statement was made. This post is all about if Looch was the big issue for Jesse (as Looch liked to tear strips off of him on the bench). We shall see.
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