Joined: Apr 2017
So they win the trade now, but may now lose long term. I was predicting $10.5M for 7 so this isn’t that far in excess. SJ gave him the 8th year (something no other team can offer of course) to make it happen. Given Karlsson’s recent injury issues, I don’t know if 6 or 7y vs 8y will make much difference. Were it any other player even 4y could be risky as hell. He could rebound and continue to be an elite D-Man for years to come and this may not look too bad.
But between Burns, Vlasic, and Karlsson, this blueline is going to be grey (and expensive) for a long time. So in the larger picture of where this team is at, it’s a terrible deal.