After winning the Golden Puck as Sweden’s best field hockey player, Erik Karlsson opened up about his ongoing trade process.
Confirmed he’s spoken with Pittsburgh, Carolina, Seattle and Toronto – plus others – and says “I just want the best chance to get to the best team.” https://t.co/7jEWe2KvPg
– Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 22, 2023
Several teams are interested in the services of the most recent recipient of the Norris Trophy awarded to the NHL’s best defenseman of the season.
What makes a potential deal very complicated, however, is Karlsson’s contract.
The Sharks’ number 65 may want to leave San Jose as soon as possible, but his contract is getting in the way.
That’s an enormous amount of money per year, and that’s what makes a potential transaction difficult, as there are very few teams that can afford to add such a salary to their payroll.
Despite all this, there are still several teams in the running for the Sharks’ defenseman.
Indeed, after winning the Golden Puck awarded to Sweden’s best player of the season, Karlsson spoke about his future.
What’s clear is that Karlsson wants to give himself the best chance of joining the best team possible.
In the case of the Leafs, we’ve heard about them, but the fact that Karlsson names them as a team with whom he’s had discussions shows that the Leafs are potentially still on the case.
In short, while the Penguins and Hurricanes seem to be in the lead, the Leafs can’t be overlooked as a clear winner.
Karlsson wants to join a competitive team, and that’s what the Leafs are.
And that’s what the Leafs are. I said a competitive team, not a team aspiring to greatness.
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– AHL eligibility for some of the top Montreal Canadiens prospects.
– The latest edition of the Habs Mailbag, including a projected defensive lineup, trade questions, prospect potential, and more.
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