Skip to content

Karlsson said silver medal means so much to him he’ll put it on Ebay

Feb 23, 2014, 3:16 PM EDT

Erik Karlsson Getty Images

Losing in the gold medal game is hard to do. For Sweden’s Erik Karlsson, he might be taking things a bit too much to heart.

Following the 3-0 loss to Canada, via Olympic News Service, Karlsson was asked what the silver medal means to him.

“You will see when I put it out on eBay,” the 23-year-old defenseman said.

Before you go breaking your browsers hitting refresh to look for an Olympic silver medal from Sochi, Karlsson was probably having some fun with reporters. He followed that by being a bit more serious.

“It’s obviously something that will be great to look back on and be proud of, but it will take some time before I will be able to reflect on what it means,” Karlsson said.

At Karlsson’s age, he’ll likely get another chance to win gold at the Olympics whether NHL players go in 2018 or not. Let’s not begrudge a guy for being disappointed at not winning the biggest game of his life.

Still… It might not hurt to set your Google alerts just in case a silver medal goes up for bids.

Latest Posts
  1. Weiss (groin) heading back to Detroit, unable to play for Grand Rapids

    Oct 30, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Florida Panthers Getty Images

    If you’re curious what a buyout would cost the Wings, click on the post.

  2. Kings will have full complement of players tonight vs. Pens

    Oct 30, 2014, 10:29 AM EDT

    Chicago Blackhawks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Three Getty Images

    After playing a man short on Tuesday in Philly.

  3. Fasth ready to return, Gazdic starts conditioning stint

    Oct 30, 2014, 9:52 AM EDT

    Viktor Fasth Getty Images

    Some good news for Edmonton on the injury front.

  4. Stars’ other big summer addition – Hemsky – off to ugly start

    Oct 30, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

    Ales Hemsky Getty Images

    If he could get going, Dallas wouldn’t be as reliant on its top line.

  5. PHT Morning Skate: Fighting majors way down this season

    Oct 30, 2014, 8:01 AM EDT

    Eric Staal, Nick Bonino AP

    The numbers are even more striking when you compare Oct. 2014 to Oct. 2003

  6. Smith, Predators halt Oilers’ winning streak

    Oct 30, 2014, 12:56 AM EDT

    Craig Smith, Filip Forsberg AP

    Nashville continues its strong start to 2014-15.

  7. Red Wings’ Weiss still dealing with groin injury

    Oct 29, 2014, 11:50 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Florida Panthers Getty Images

    He sat out the third period for Grand Rapids because of soreness.

  8. Video: Will dirty hits continue to go down?

    Oct 29, 2014, 11:21 PM EDT

    John Moore AP

    Interesting discussion between Bob McKenzie and Mike Milbury.

  9. NHL explains why officials waved off Predators’ goal

    Oct 29, 2014, 10:45 PM EDT

    waveoff

    Some controversial calls on a light Wednesday night.

  10. Video: McKenzie’s Alfredsson update isn’t promising

    Oct 29, 2014, 7:33 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Columbus Blue Jackets Getty Images

    “No news is bad news” for the veteran forward.

  11. Video: Doc Emrick’s heartfelt words about Gordie Howe

    Oct 29, 2014, 7:14 PM EDT

    Antti Niemi AP

    Also: a fun story from Mike Milbury’s playing days.

  12. McKenzie: Hockey community rallies around Howe

    Oct 29, 2014, 7:04 PM EDT

    Frank Lennon Toronto Star Photos Getty Images

    It appears that the health of “Mr. Hockey” has been improving.

  13. Video: Ovechkin talks Olympic disappointment, Caps changes

    Oct 29, 2014, 6:45 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Calgary Flames Getty Images

    He hopes to end his scoring slump against Detroit tonight.

Featured video

Illegal hits are down -- but will it last?

Sign up for Fantasy hockey

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. E. Staal (3254)
  2. C. Crawford (3088)
  3. P. Stastny (2436)
  4. M. Gaborik (2435)
  5. E. Kane (2335)
  1. A. Kopitar (2184)
  2. V. Hedman (2093)
  3. D. Heatley (2023)
  4. J. Franzen (1898)
  5. N. Foligno (1872)