Except Bo is getting almost $7M, not $5M.
Sutter screwed up big time. Well, both Sutters did. Phaneuf is hating the situation in Calgary and he has every right. This guy should have been tagged as the team's number one d-man, but they put him as secondary when they signed Jay Bo. Jay Bo is not being used too properly either. I never see the guy jump on the offense as much as he was allowed in Florida. So no, it's not because of the SE Division being easier. It's that he needs to have a loose leash where he can skate offensively as well. His goals don't come from big slap shots, like Phaneuf's, but from being closer to the net and usually they are wristers.
Flames should have saved the $7M to get a scoring winger, not Jay Bo. They completely ruined the team's chemistry.
As for Olli, it's a team that struggles as a whole. I wouldn't blame him, Langkow, or anyone. It's a team issue. Olli reacts well to coaches that push him to be an offensive force, not with coaches that lecture him on defensive plays and keeping the game simple. That's why he did not see eye to eye with Jacques, and not seeing eye to eye with Sutter. Olli does well with the likes of Keenan, Torts.... those kinds.
I don't mind Olli. I still want to see him do well. But Jay Bo? I'm overjoyed he is sucking big time in Calgary so that Canada can see how this "great d-man" actually sucks.
Speak the truth and speak ‘ever,Cost it what it will,For he who hide the wrong he did,Did the wrong thing still- Street Gospels