There is only one concern for the Senators if they wait to sign defenceman Erik Karlsson: Somebody will make him an offer he can't refuse.
While Senators GM Bryan Murray won't sit down with Karlsson's Toronto-based agent Craig Oster until later this month to have formal talks, the best-case scenario for the franchise would see a deal done before July 1.
Though Karlsson, 21, is a restricted free agent, a couple of high-profile agents noted Tuesday he is the kind of player who could be targeted for an offer sheet. That could force the Senators to break the bank.
Sens need to make deal with Karlsson
Ottawa Sun | May 2