The race is tight right now between the Penguins and Hurricanes → https://t.co/jfoxzvS3Mm
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) July 20, 2023
According to what The Athletic reports, it feels like the Penguins are the defenseman’s #1 choice right now. If he had to choose, he’d surely take the Pennsylvania route.
But he’s not the only one to decide.
In fact, even if we thought Kyle Dubas was on the verge of uprooting him last month on the bangs of the draft (it was actually in his plan when he sold his salad to get the Penguins job), it’s not done yet.
In fact, we have a good idea of what’s holding things up: what do the Penguins have to do to create space under the salary cap to accommodate part of Karlsson’s salary?
And in reality, we know: the club has to get rid of Jeff Petry, a right-handed defenseman (like Karlsson and Kristopher Letang) who earns a lot of money and isn’t very useful to the club.
The problem? The player doesn’t want to go to San Jose.
Can we blame the player for not wanting to go to San Jose, when he can block a deal to half the NHL’s destinations? No, I don’t think you can blame him.
I’m not going to cast the first stone, in any case.
Whether it’s because the Sharks are far out West, because of California’s tax rate, because it’s a left-wing state (his family is right-wing) or because it’s just a long way from Michigan, where the family stays, the reasons can be many.
That said, the fact remains that the Penguins player is getting his club into trouble. He has every right to do so, but after getting the CH into trouble, he’s doing the same with the Penguins.
Still, we’ll be wishing Kyle Dubas as good a comeback as Kent Hughes… #MikeMatheson
All of which leaves the door open for a three-team deal. Whether it’s to hold back even more salary or to send Petry to the third team, there’s a lot of talk. But that’s easier said than done, isn’t it?
In a gaggle
– Is it realistic?
The pitcher wants to stay in San Diego and try to win. https://t.co/VpR3FO7O6k
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) July 21, 2023
– Oh oh.
I’m hearing Ilya Samsonov and the #Leafs went ahead with the hearing. There is no more negotiating and an arbitrator will rule on his salary.
– David Alter (@dalter) July 21, 2023
Tom Brady becomes owner of a racing stable of electric boats that go 100 km/h.
I wish I had the same powers of persuasion as the person who got him into this.https://t.co/iUWZE8QYiJ
– Michel Laprise (@MLapriseRDS) July 21, 2023
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