Sharks acquire 2-time Norris Trophy victor Erik Karlsson from Senators

Annette Crawford
September 14, 2018

San Jose is sending the Senators a first-round pick in 2019 or 2020, a second-round pick in 2019, forwards Chris Tierney, Josh Norris and Rudolfs Balcers, defenseman Dylan DeMelo and two conditional draft picks. That pick becomes a first if the Sharks make the Stanley Cup Final in 2019.

Thanks for all the great feedback yesterday on Boston.As I said before, I wanted to try something outside the box with these and tailor them towards what I know you all come here for.rumors and player movement.As I do more of them I believe you will start to see how these "Value Rankings" (need a better name) play into the path teams are taking.They are huge clues in this National Hockey League puzzle. "As you said, there's been a lot of noise for nearly a year now, but I never in my wildest imagination thought that I was going to leave this place". "For the benefit of the organization, for the benefit of the rebuild, for the succession of the rebuild, I think today we made the proper decision". Karlsson now has one year left on an expiring contract that will pay him $7.5 million next season but has a cap hit of $6.5 million.

I get a sense that if San Jose doesn't happen soon, the time of lowering the asking price will be upon us. this could be happening at any point today or over the next few days.so stay tuned.

Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson pauses on the ice during the second period of a game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz., on March, 3, 2018. Wearing shorts and flip-flops all year round doesn't sound like a bad way to live if you ask me. "The Sens also get a 1st in 2021 or 2022 if Karlsson plays for an eastern team in 2018/19". The Senators finally got a deal done on the eve of training camp.

Karlsson, who took over as captain in 2014, says he will continue to give back to the city he now calls his "forever home". "I never wanted to leave this place, but at the same time I respect their decision".


Though there had been talk about Karlsson's departure since the trade deadline last February, this will still come as a shock.

"As of right now, it is really emotional and a sad, sad moment", the two-time Norris Trophy victor explained.

The Senators have said they are entering a rebuilding period and are planning to go with a young roster this season.

Less than a year away from unrestricted free agency, Karlsson, 28, isn't coming off his best season since being drafted by Ottawa No. 15 overall in 2008, but he's arguably still the NHL's best defenceman.

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