Are you surprised Karlsson got so much money?

Are you surprised Karlsson got so much money?

Not surprised at the money. A little surprised San Jose is the team that gave it to him. I thought they’d make him a serious offer, but bow out once a team like the Rangers came in with a big offer, take the money they saved on him and use it to sign all their forwards and bring in a decent defender to replace him. But obviously they decided they needed him moving forward. That the offer hit $11.5 million before he even had a chance to talk to other teams tells me they really wanted this done. And now it is.