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Arizona Coyotes could benefit from rescuing Jesse Puljujarvi

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The Finnish winger is determined to leave Edmonton and the Coyotes could be the ideal destination.

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The Arizona Coyotes have improved their offence greatly this summer but there could still be room for further moves.

General manager John Chayka admitted recently that he is still looking at ways to improve the team, so why not consider an approach for a young, promising, wantaway player.

Jesse Puljujarvi entered the league as one of the top rated players in the 2016 draft, being selected fourth overall by the Edmonton Oilers.

The Finnish winger was projected to go third that year but the Columbus Blue Jackets opted to select Canadian center Pierre-Luc Dubois.

Unfortunately for Puljujarvi, his development has stumbled along since being selected by the Oilers.

He has bounced between the AHL and NHL numerous times, making just 139 regular season appearances in the big league.

His offensive production has also struggled to get going during that time, with just 17 goals and 37 total points in three seasons.

Now that his entry-level contract is up, the RFA is pushing hard to leave the Alberta team to reignite his career.

Enter the Arizona Coyotes, a place that Puljujarvi could be well suited to getting things back on track.

The Coyotes are trending upwards, have a new owner, new positivity and have a team that should be fully capable of reaching the playoffs after a seven season absence.

The bottom end of the team's offence is largely flexible, with players such as Christian Fischer on the bubble if he himself can't turn around his dip in form from last season.

The team has turned its attentions to developing young players to truly build a strong setup in the desert.

They have also been known to take on minor players from other teams and turn them into competitive NHLers.

A trade with Edmonton might make the most sense, potentially parting ways with someone like Fischer - a youngish guy that has some extensive NHL experience and could contribute for the Oilers on day one.

Puljujarvi would get his wish of a fresh start and could finally start to become the player that he was expected to be.

If the Oilers don't look to move him, reports have suggested he is more than willing to remain in Finland unless a deal gets done.

For the Arizona Coyotes, acquiring a reclamation project that could potentially develop into a key contributor is something that Chayka shouldn't shy away from as long as the price is right.

The potential rewards for doing so could be just what the team needs to ensure they are in the playoff conversation by the end of the season.