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02-14-2012, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by John Holmes View Post
Did any of you actually READ the post?



Karlsson is supposedly willing to take a short term to remain an RFA when his next contract expires.

That way Ottawa owns his rights and he can't just walk a la Chara. They pay him more now and he remains their property after said deal expires.

The contract after will be Karlsson's monster deal, no doubt.
Why should they pay him more now? His willingness to sign or not is no big deal. As a RFA the ball will not be in his court. What other option does he have? What could he do if he didn't sign the 1, 2 or 3 year offer from the Sens. Sit out like Turris did? I don't think so!

There is no reason that the Sens should overpay him to sign a 3 year contract since he's not giving up anything and he has no real bargaining power. They'll make a fair offer because they recognize his value to the team and they are a class act but it's not because they have to.

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