Contract comparisons for Jesse Puljujarvi and Kailer Yamamoto

Jesse Puljujarvi and Kailer Yamamoto will be getting significant raises when they sign their new deals. Both right wingers carried a $1.175 million cap hit (AAV) last season, but Puljujarvi’s actual salary was $1.45m while Yamamoto made $1.175m. What type of average annual value (AAV) will they command this summer?


An Easy Call

Ken Holland’s decision to retain and re-sign Jay Woodcroft as the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers this week was the easiest call he’ll make this off-season.


A Calm Discussion about GF% and xGF%

There will always be extreme view points on any topic, but they often aren’t how the majority feel. Whether that is politics, education, health or sports, the extreme ends of the spectrum are usually the vocal minority. That is no different in NHL discussions when evaluating and analyzing players. If everyone always agreed it would…