NHL source confirms a huge rumor about Jesse Puljujarvi and the Habs

December 12, 2022  (9:34)

The Montreal Canadiens are one of the most active teams in the NHL right now. Kent Hughes is working tirelessly to try to improve his roster in the long run, even if it could affect the performance of his team this year.

The Tricolore's GM is trying to find opportunities to acquire talented young players at a low price, and now we've learned that he tried to make a trade with the Edmonton Oilers in the most recent NHL draft.
According to information obtained by Montreal Hockey Now, Hughes made serious inquiries, and young Jesse Puljujarvi was involved in the negotiations, according to an anonymous NHL executive.
So this confirms a huge rumor that was circulating last summer. However, what is most interesting is that this same source mentions that the CH is still interested in Puljujarvi, and he is clearly on the trade market right now.
It should also be noted that if the price was too high in the eyes of Kent Hughes when he was drafted in Montreal, but it's a safe bet that it has come down a lot since then. Furthermore, the 24-year-old Finn certainly didn't help his GM by publicly stating that he doubted his abilities at the moment. His record of one goal and six points doesn't help the cause of getting a good return for him either.
On paper, the big 24-year-old winger still has the potential to be a good player in the National League. I believe that the Oilers have unfortunately played an unfavorable role in his development, as have many young players that have passed through this organization in the last decade.
It is imperative that the Finn needs a change of scenery. Will it definitely revive his NHL career? Absolutely not.
However, there is often a positive and favorable effect when a struggling player changes his address and is welcomed by an organization that wants to do everything possible to support him and help him find his touch.
The bet could become very interesting for the team that would acquire him. He could very well find a chair with a lot less pressure in Montreal than in Edmonton, which is still waiting for its fourth overall pick in 2016 to blossom.
Seeing the magic Martin St. Louis has had on the offensive blossoming of Cole Caufield, Nick Suzuki and Kirby Dach since they played for him, I still believe he could help Puljujarvi regain some confidence in himself, so he can get a little closer to the player he was supposed to become in the big leagues.
As Kent Hughes has said so well in the past, it's all about buying low and selling high. Puljujarvi could absolutely be a Buy Low.
What do you think, would you give Jesse Puljujarvi a chance?
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NHL source confirms a huge rumor about Jesse Puljujarvi and the Habs

What do you think, would you give Jesse Puljujarvi a chance?

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