There is a legit attempt to get an Erik Karlsson trade done today. Would involve Pittsburgh, San Jose and at least one other team to facilitate the cap gyrations. We will see how it plays out…but everyone grinding in that direction.
– Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) August 6, 2023
The National Hockey League’s off-season is aptly named at the moment.
It’s a very dead off-season, let’s say.
I’m talking, of course, about Erik Karlsson.
Even though Karlsson has just won the Norris Trophy, awarded to the season’s best defenseman, by registering over 100 points (25-76-101 in 82 games), a first for a defenseman since Brian Leetch in 1991-1992, a transaction involving him is really not straightforward.
That’s why a deal is so complicated, even if the Pittsburgh Penguins have been on their own for some time now.
A third team in this transaction would normally help the Penguins withhold Karlsson’s salary, so that he would have less impact on Pittsburgh’s payroll.
Kent Hughes has been involved in this type of transaction before (Nick Bonino), and he’s always open to receiving draft picks or prospects for a small fee, especially considering that he’ll have around $6 million available under the salary cap for next season.
i’m assuming that third team “cap gyration” involves jeff petry going to somewhere not on his NTC?
– JFresh (@JFreshHockey) August 6, 2023
As far as we know, Jeff Petry doesn’t want anything to do with playing in San Jose, which hurts the Karlsson deal for the Penguins.
Given that the Penguins can’t directly send salary back to the Sharks, they’ll probably be forced to send that salary (surely Petry’s) elsewhere, if he decides not to buy him out.
In short, several teams could be involved in this big transaction, and we can’t wait to see the official details.
We’ll be keeping a very close eye on it, as this trade involving the Sharks, the Penguins and potentially one or more other teams could take place today.
In a gust
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– HabsWorld.net (@habsworld_net) August 6, 2023
– To watch this week.
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– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) August 6, 2023
– I’d say no.
ROMELL QUIOTO🚨 POLL
If CF Montreal receives a transfer offer this season for Romell Quioto, should we accept it?#CFMTL
– Nilton Jorge (@NiltonJorge) August 6, 2023
– A fight breaks out last night at a baseball game!
FIGHT BREAKS OUT IN CLEVELAND 😳
– Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 6, 2023
– Too bad for him.