I don't think it's a great deal, it's an average deal at best for a player who has yet to prove himself for a full NHL season, has a career -2, and who had one strong season after many people were calling for his head a season prior. On the plus side, he's young and has lots of potential. But I don't think it's a "great" deal because you don't know what you are gonna get.
I was wondering if I was the only one who felt this way. Glad to see I'm not.
Don't get me wrong, I agree he has a ton of potential, and I think at this point it's looking like he can/might/should reach it, BUT, it's definitely an uncertainty. I think locking him up for 6 years is a bit of a risk if he doesn't pan out. I'm not gonna call it a bad deal by any means, but I don't think it's a "steal" just yet.