Oshie has never been over 20 goals. He's a free agent at the end of the year. Unless we get a home-town discount, I think he's badly overvalued and may either sign elsewhere or get a sign-and-trade.
He tied for the team lead in points, is an excellent passer, he can pick corners, he kills penalties, plays on the PP, can play the point on the PP, and plays in all situations. He hits like a truck and creates scoring opportunities. He tries moves that other players couldn't pull off in practice.
He's a restricted free agent...so for another team to sign him would mean we get something in return. That will scare off some teams.
He is way too valuable both on the ice and off for the Blues to let him sign elsewhere...unless he is asking for a huge contract, which he really can't ask for yet. He doesn't have the sexy numbers to warrant a huge contract. He is a huge fan favorite and he makes this team money. Don't think that doesn't factor in.
I'd be shocked if they let him sign elsewhere. Shocked.
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