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A Still Motivated Erik Karlsson

from Sonny Sachdeva of Sportsnet,

The missing piece in all of this is Karlsson’s endgame. Why, at 31, with trophies in his case and another half-decade of hefty paycheques scheduled to come in, he’s still pushing to find new ways to get all he possibly can out of his body. “My motivation has never been to be the best in the world, or be one of the best. My motivation has always been the same, and it’s always going to be the same, and that is to win,” Karlsson says. “I want to win a Stanley Cup. I want to win more than one Stanley Cup. That’s always been what’s been driving me. And I haven’t achieved that. So, in my mind, I’ve still got a lot of work to do. I’ll try and find the right way to get to where I want to go, and that’s ultimately what it is.

“So, all this other talk about what-ifs and what’s been and what can be, doesn’t really matter to me. Because my motivation, even from a young age, has always been the same. And that is to win. That’s why I play this game. That’s why I started playing this game. And that’s the way that I’ll end playing this game.”

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