I feel a little worried about this deal. Sure he has played somewhat well. But I worry about his skating honestly and the style of play Hynes wants to implement. He did well with Stevens and his more conservative play, but with DeBoer, he was constantly in limbo. I want him to far exceed this contract but this is definitely a risk contract. We have plenty of leeway to take that risk, but we do have Severson, Santini, Gelinas, and Merrill that could've had that same risk that we could've differed past this contract. I would've liked a 1 year arbitration more than this.
Worst case scenario is Larsson is a good middle pairing guy with a competent partner. At $4M thats OK, not great but this won't handicap the payroll in the future.