Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/01/12 at 11:55 AM ET
from Ken Warren of Senators Extra,
Erik Karlsson is going to strike it rich this summer, whether he wins the Norris Trophy as the National Hockey League’s top defenceman or not.
Here are a few words of caution, though, for those asking Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray to lock him up to a contract for the next decade or so: Alexei Yashin, Rick DiPietro, Vincent Lecavalier. Scott Gomez, Shawn Horcoff, Chris Pronger, James Wisniewski.
Almost every organization that has been handicapped by an endless contract or two. There’s a book in there somewhere, a story of busts and buyouts and broken bones that never mended properly. Teams have been forced to lick their wounds – few are in the position of the New York Rangers, who have buried Wade Redden and his colossal contract in the minors – while the money burns.
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