Pouliot said, "It's tough. I really enjoyed NY and had a great time. The team treated us well and everything but when it comes to free agency and not knowing what will happen, some teams have money and some don't. Coming here is good and a challenge and fun, they are so young and fast and it's gonna be a great fit."
On speaking with Glen Sather after signing with the Oilers, "Glen actually called me and left me a message saying good luck and that I would enjoy it and it's a great place to be and coming from Glen is big. He is a great man and the way he treated me this year was awesome."
Asked about what his role with Edmonton will be, he said"I will just try to bring what I brought to New York, we didn't start great and it was a long beginning of the year and after that we got on a role. Once you follow the game plan and everyone is accountable, we never stopped until the Cup so it was a good run."
On the playoffs, Pouliot said, "some people don't know how hard it is to get up there. Tough mountain to climb but once you get going and you get the feeling that you can go far, that is what happened in New York, it was a good playoff run and everyone enjoyed it and we got closer as a group."
On the pressure of signing a big deal in a Canadian city, "I played in MTL for two years and it was awesome. They know the game more and they are always loyal and you go around town and they know you and it pumps you up every night."