The biggest domino in the Golden Knights offseason appears set to drop.
— Jesse Granger (@JesseGranger_) June 23, 2019
It appears to be a terrific deal for both sides as everyone gets exactly what they wanted heading into this offseason.
For the Golden Knights, they keep their top line center, lock him into a long-term deal, and don’t break the bank in doing so. And, the Golden Knights get it done in a timely fashion, which allows them to start working on the rest of their offseason needs.
For Karlsson, it has always appeared the most important thing to him is staying in Vegas. He probably could have made more money if he had signed a one-year or bridge deal, but that would have likely resulted in him ending up with another team (maybe even being traded this offseason).
Instead, he’ll be taking home a guaranteed $47 million and staying with the team that helped him go from a relative unknown to a fan-favorite and Vegas superstar.
With the deal expected to be signed in the next few days, we’ll have much more on this in the coming days.