Senators Trade Erik Karlsson To Sharks For Six Assets

Senators Trade Erik Karlsson To Sharks For Six Assets

"We were looking for a difference-maker and there were really probably two main ones, both John and Erik over the last little while", Wilson said. "This trade represents the best opportunity for the Ottawa Senators to rebuild towards a consistent excellence that we are striving for". "The timeline Ottawa was operating on was prior to the season and it worked well for us".

Karlsson is a free agent after the season, but Ottawa continues to stick to their guns, refusing to deal the best defenseman on the market for anything less than their initial demands. Ottawa gets forwards Chris Tierney and Rudolfs Balcers, defenceman Dylan DeMelo, prospect forward Josh Norris and two conditional draft picks.

"I think it will be an extremely competitive team", he said.

"It shows that I'm someone that they want, so I'm taking it like that", Karlsson, who refused to speculate on signing an extension with the Sharks, said on a conference call shortly after the trade announcement.

I've also heard that it's hard to rebuild without a first-round pick - a key piece the Senators still lack for the 2019 NHL Draft. Over the years, Wilson has acquired players like Thornton, Burns, Kane and Dan Boyle in trades and signed all of them to long-term deals.

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"I'm heartbroken", said Matt Melbourne, a self-described "huge Sens fan" who happened to be wearing a red Senators T-shirt when someone told him about the trade. Karlsson won the Norris as the league's best defenseman in 2012 and 2015. "We're a team that's right there and I think he gives us for sure that extra credibility and that extra something that can win games at times". And given what Ottawa's original asks for Karlsson were, and what some of the rumored-to-be interested teams offered, it's a massive disappointment for the Sens. And despite sounding like a straight-up imaginary player or somebody that the AI creates when you get too deep into a franchise mode in National Hockey League 19, Balcers is indeed real, and had 23 goals and 48 points in 67 AHL contests a season ago. "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".

The Sharks never let up in their interest in Karlsson and made the addition without giving up a top-six forward or top-four defenseman from the current roster.

The decision to deal Karlsson isn't going over well in Ottawa - not only was he the club's best player, he was also one of the most popular to ever pull on the jersey, second only to Alfredsson. Norris was a 2017 first-round pick by the Sharks, and posted eight goals and 23 points in 37 games with his freshman season with MI a year ago.

Plus, by the sounds of it, his Sharks teammates are pretty excited to have him there. "I've still got to wrap my around what's going on".

The 22-year old Perron was drafted 190th overall in the seventh round of the 2014 draft by the Senators.

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