Erik Karlsson traded to the San Jose Sharks

Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson has been traded to the San Jose Sharks

Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson has been traded to the San Jose Sharks

Karlsson joins one of the top defensive groups in the league alongside 2017 Norris Trophy victor Brent Burns and shutdown defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic.

If the Sharks miss the playoffs, the Senators will get a first-round pick in 2019, and if they make the post-season the club will get a No. 1 pick in 2020. They REALLY want this done.But as of this writing.the price is still crazy.one source confirmed it was four pieces.another said that the feeling is he's going to Tampa next year on a long term deal.so why would anyone else give up 4 parts for only a year of Karlsson?

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.

Karlsson, 28, has one year left on his contract and has been the subject of rumors dating to the trade deadline.

That team is the San Jose Sharks.Wilson has been trying to get something done for a while now and this morning I am hearing they are even looking into an extension.that only happens if the pieces are nearly in place.So the Sharks are a legit possibility.One source told me in the last hour."The Sharks are making a huge push".

After watching the Matt Duchene saga hang over the Colorado Avalanche previous year, Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion clearly did not want to enter his season with his disgruntled star still on the roster.

ECHR Rules British Mass Surveillance Regime Violates European Law
Because there was not enough independent oversight of the search and selection processes, there was a violation of the code. However, the court said the sharing of information with foreign government was not in breach of the rules.

In the end, the defenceman and the Senators did not see eye to eye - with the deal being done on the eve of the first on-ice session at training camp. "This trade represents the best opportunity for the Ottawa Senators to rebuild towards a consistent excellence that we are striving for". Sharks GM Doug Wilson did it with Joe Thornton.

The team struggled last season and many supporters on the streets of downtown Ottawa on Thursday said it was a clear sign that a rebuild is necessary - which means it was also time for a high-priced player like Karlsson to move on.

DeMelo played mostly on San Jose's third defensive pair last season when he had no goals and 20 assists in 63 games.

Perron was a seventh-round pick in 2014 and spent the past two seasons in the AHL.

The 19-year old Norris was drafted 19th overall in the first round of the 2017 draft by the Sharks.

Latest News