wprager wrote:Garrioch says that now with teams allowed to discuss extension this could be a sign-and-trade. If Karlsson gets 8x12 somewhere, great for him, bad for acquiring team.
Really? So 8x11is ok but 8x12 is too much. C’mon. At this point you’re fishing for reasons to accept disappointment. Cap goes up, it wouldn’t matter too much.
Honestly people here are making way too much about paying karlsson big money. We should be able to have one of 5ose big contracts. Pittsburg does. Washington does. All the big teams pretty much did or do. Don’t give me that crap.
Plus all the cup winning teams have big elite talent guys that make the difference. He’s pretty much the reason we went to the conference final. He was huge. Now imagine if ownership actually surrounded him with more talent and actually spending wasn’t an issue.
This is solely on ownership from the way they’ve ran this team over the years. I don’t care how anyone puts it or tries to smooth it out. We could win with karlsson. We could have kept him but ownership and management were negligent in how they ran this team and it’s players.
I’m surprised people aren’t running Melnyk out of town with pitchforks.