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SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 08: Erik Karlsson #65 of the San Jose Sharks looks to shoot on goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the second period in Game Seven of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on May 8, 2019 in San Jose, California.

Erik Karlsson and the San Jose Sharks have reportedly agreed to an eight-year max deal worth over $90 million. Karlsson joined the Sharks last year after spending most of the previous 8 seasons in Ottawa.

Karlsson played 53 games with the Sharks and helped them reach the Western Conference Finals.

In the regular season, he scored 3 goals and had 42 assists for 45 points.

Playing 19 postseason games he tallied 2 goals and 14 assists for 16 points.

There is no denying that Karlsson is a good defenseman, but is he really worth a max contract?

With the close to $12 million a year they have put towards Karlsson, they could have split that and signed a defenseman and help where they need it the most, on the wings.

According to the National Hockey League’s website, the Sharks currently have 4 right wingers and 2 of them are UFA’s.

Joonas Donskoi and Gustav Nyquist are both unrestricted free agents come July first.

Not to say it was a bad signing, because it was not, the Sharks could have just tried to get him cheaper and add some help on offense at the wings.

@Shermanconor