I don't think it's that bad at all. I just am annoyed at the reaction.A lot of analysts thought he'd be a star based on talent, and he came in and scored 51 points in 55 games in his rookie season (27 goals). Kinda looks like a star to me.
I get that it's a very small sample size, but rumours suggested he wanted a short deal, team wanted 5 years to ensure he'd be there for a while and they wouldn't have to worry about negotiating again for 5 years. It's risky but fair IMO.
Stories, not actual offersheets. The mole's OS was never speculated.
Can't believe the Canucks left themselves $10 mill to sign Pettersson and Hughes. Someone should for sure offersheet one of them for $8 mill. Its only a 1st/2nd/3rd. So they would have to match and trade the other one.