Sochi silver medal on eBay? Karlsson not keen on second place
Feb 25, 2014 at 8:00a ET
Sweden’s Erik Karlsson isn’t leaving the 2014 Winter Olympics empty-handed, but according to him, he might as well be.
The Ottawa Senators defenseman was understandably upset after falling to Canada 3-0 in the gold medal game on Sunday, but his loss might be the Internet’s gain.
Following the game, Karlsson was asked what the silver medal means to him and it turns out he’s not too keen on second place.
“You will see when I put it out on eBay,” the 23-year-old said, according to Olympic News Service, via NBC Sports. Karlsson, who was named the tournament’s best defenseman after notching four goals and four assists, steered the conversation in a more serious direction, adding that one day he’ll be able to look back on the experience and appreciate it.
“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.
But in the meantime, it wouldn’t hurt to check eBay, you know, just in case any Olympic medals are floating around out there.