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Oilers fans, bloggers and writers were pleased with the move:
Jeremy Thompson @Imahockeyguy
Welcome back, Jesse! This is great news!
Please Extend Benning @AdnacOil
Kirill Kaprisov is a good player, but make no mistake about it, Jesse Puljujarvi is by far the best player coming to the NHL next season from Europe
Paul Almeida @AzorcanGlobal
The best outcome for both sides. Hope team leadership touches base and they get on the same page prior to camp.
Whatever happens this draft, I’m just happy that JP is back.
Raja Dhami @gretzkytokurri
Finally some good news.
Robin Brownlee @Robin_Brownlee
So, a two-year deal for Jesse Puljujarvi. Fresh start with Holland and Tippett for him coming off a really good season back home. Get after it, kid.
Tippet should play Puljujarvi with McDavid every time the Oilers play against McLellan and the Kings. Just for fun.
PrimeBane the Monkey King™ @PrimeBane
PIZZA FOR EVERYONE! #puljujarvi
Jonathan Willis @JonathanWillis
That’s remarkably reasonable, especially given the two-year term. If Puljujarvi can hold down even a third-line job, that’s a bargain contract.
The team was stupid and screwed his development up some.
The kid was young, stupid, naive and surely got some questionable to bad advice from his agent.
Agree time to forgive, wipe the slate clean and start fresh.
It’s what’s best for both parties. Always was.