Karlsson's next contract?
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09-16-2011, 11:06 AM
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Am I missing something, do you really think Karlsson is going to get 2 -3 million per year more than Schenn a year? Wow, anything over 7 million, wtf??? Sorry, Karllson does not deserve to be in the same conversation as Lidstrom or Keith.
Karlson had 45 pts to Schenns 22pts, Karlson is obviously a much better offensive player, but that is an extra point every 4 games.
Schenn is much better defensively, I don't see Karlson being worth 2 -3 million dollars per year more than Schenn, nothing....
Notice how I used alot of potential benchmarks he would have to hit in order to deserve that kind of money? Offensive defensemen generally make much more than defensive defensemen. If Schenn is only averaging about 20-25 points while Karlsson is doubling his production AND he betters his defensive play I don't see why he wouldn't get 6 million on a short term contract.
If Karlsson were to remain a defensive liability then I would agree with you, he would deserve much less, but I feel his defensive play towards the end of the season like many others on this forum improved greatly. He played a solid 20 mins on most nights.
You also have to consider the inflation on a lot of contracts. The cap has gone up. If the CBA decreases the cap ceiling drastically then you may have an arguement.
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