I have always like Ohlunds game. Smooth skater, very good passer, good shooter, plays physically enough.
But 7 years is assinine.
As anyone who follows the West will tell you, he has been on the decline for 2 and a half years.
If he has ANY value after the 2nd year of this deal, I will be absolutely shocked. , He should give them a good couple seasons....at least compared to most of what they have.
Only reason they gave 7 years is to cut the AAV. But if he is washed up after 2 years, as many think he will be, then the remainder of his salary, even if he gets bought out will be a terrible albatross for the Lightening.
I like the player....I dont like the signing terms.
$3.5M for Ohlund who, since J-Bo is off the market, was the best dman available, is a real bargain, and hopefully will be a trend indicator- I mean, how could Morris or Beachemin ask for $4, when a better player in Ohlund got $3.5?