This board cries regularly about needing defensemen-who tend to adapt to the NHL and hit their prime later in their career. The same people are ready to crucify OJ for being a "failure" at 21. It's rare to for dmen to play meaningful minutes in the NHL at the age of 20 or 21. Young forwards putting up points in sheltered roles has become increasingly the way the league is trending. Defense as a position is much more nuanced, and we should be happy that OJ has gone through the steps to learn a lot of the little details he would have been lambasted for had he stepped into the league as a 19 or 20 yo. As this team develops into a contender over the next 2-4 years, I think were going to see a lot of growth in Olli and he will become a steady, all-around defenseman for us for years to come. However, we won't get to know if we drive him out of town before he gets here.