This guy is so so over rated on this board. I keep hearing about how he is emerging and having a good year. Look at the numbers. He has done very little of note this year. He has ZERO hands and plays like a floating cupcake. I have no patience for a guy like this because he embodies everything that is wrong with this club. Completely mediocre players being spoken about like they are something great. How about we hold these guys to some sort of reasonable expectation for accomplishment rather than simply patting guys on the back for doing next to nothing. In five years time prv will probably starting on the second line of Malmos Swedish elite league team and the oil will be missing the playoffs under some new coach
I'm going to say a QO, which is 990k. He had a good 3 week stretch a while back, but still doesn't engage physically or drive to the net consistently enough. Why would we reward inconsistency with a multi year deal? Might cost us more next year, but I'm OK with that if I know what I have at that time.
He has shown much better hands this year than I had previously ever seen. He is also going to the net consistently and is a very effective dump and chase player. At this point he would be an average 3rd liner on an average team. 1.3 per year for two years. He is developing, the same cannot be said for the rest of the team. Most players are regressing.
Compensation for an offer sheet signed for under 3.3mil is only a 2nd round pick, under 1.6mil is a 3rd. Is he worth more than a 2nd or 3rd to other teams? Absolutely. Hopefully he wants to stay in Edmonton. Although... I'm a big fan of his and hope he could play for the Habs.