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Will Erik Karlsson Be Reasonable In His Salary Negotiations?

from Allen Panzeri of Senators Extra,

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk set the stage for a tough contract battle with Erik Karlsson by saying the 21-year-old defenceman will have to be “reasonable” in his contract demands.

In a year-end conference call with the Ottawa media on Monday, Melnyk said the Senators can’t go “toe-to-toe” in spending with the big-market teams, suggesting that players, and in particular Karlsson, will have to take a haircut to play in Ottawa.

“From our perspective everyone has to be reasonable,” he said.

“All we can offer is opportunity, and that is to be part of a great organization with a shot.

“If you want to be part of that, our doors are open.

“We can pay you, but it has to be within a reasonable budget.”


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Luongo-is-my-hero's avatar

yah be reasonable to accept a low contract to stay on a shitty team with no star besides you and spezza.  Alfredson is done, might come back for one more year, but even if he does, hes old as hell.

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 04/30/12 at 04:16 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

Come play for the Wings Karlsson! We love swedes!

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 05/01/12 at 12:35 AM ET

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