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Tampa Bay Lightning Trying To Trade For Erik Karlsson

I tweeted these earlier this morning, but I do know many of you don't use Twitter, so here you go.



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Still No Deal For Erik Karlsson

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

All was quiet on the Erik Karlsson front Wednesday.

Was it the calm before the storm?

As our neighbors to the south celebrated the Fourth of July in the United States, there was no deal in place that was good enough for the Ottawa Senators to trade their captain.

While the belief is Karlsson’s days with the Senators are numbered after the organization allowed his agents to talk about a contract extension with two teams — and possibly more — there was no physical evidence Wednesday that any deal is imminent.

Of course, that can all change with one phone call, but if general manager Pierre Dorion had an offer on the table he couldn’t refuse, then this trade would have already been made because the Senators have enough to deal with elsewhere.

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How The Dallas Stars Could Make A Trade For Erik Karlsson And Bobby Ryan

from Josh Lile of the Dallas Morning News,

Trading for Erik Karlsson is a complicated process made even more complicated by the Ottawa Senators insisting that teams take winger Bobby Ryan as part of a deal. This has been a persistent theme since the trade deadline when the Vegas Golden Knights almost acquired the duo. As far as I've heard the Stars aren't taking Bobby Ryan back despite that likely being the easiest path to completing a deal, and they have good reasons not to want any part of Ryan.

But, they should strongly consider taking Ryan back if that's what it takes to get Karlsson....

Ryan is due $7,500,000 in each of the remaining four years of his contract, which is why the Senators want to attach him to an Erik Karlsson deal. Ottawa paid a $2,000,000 signing bonus on Sunday, and he's due one every July 1st for the remainder of his deal. The price tag is hefty, particularly given what he brings production wise, but he isn't an awful player. The Stars could get some use out of him, and perhaps even revive him with better linemates with a chance of moving him next offseason.

Adding Ryan with Karlsson would push the Stars about $4,100,000 over the salary cap assuming Mattias Janmark signs, and closer to five million over with a 14th forward added to the roster. The Stars could then move Spezza to get back under the cap, but that opens up another hole at center. Martin Hanzal on long term injured reserve is an option if he isn't healthy enough to play, but even that barely would give the Stars enough room.

A more likely and reasonable option is asking Ottawa to retain some of the salary owed to Ryan.


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The Latest On Erik Karlsson

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

The Senators offered Karlsson an eight-year contract extension Sunday, but speculation among NHL executives was that a deal with Ottawa was doubtful and the New York Post reported Monday night that teams involved in trade talks had been given permission to talk contract with Karlsson’s representatives.

If that’s the case, expect the San Jose Sharks to step efforts to try to obtain Karlsson after failing to get Tavares even though, according to NHL rumours, they had offered a more lucrative deal than the one he accepted from the Leafs....

Getting Karlsson could make this interesting, but another league executive said Monday the Sharks didn’t have a lot in their prospect pool to offer the Senators.

Plus the Sharks won’t be alone in pursuing Karlsson. It’s believed the Vegas Golden Knights, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals and New York Rangers are among the teams that have talked with Senators general manager Pierre Dorion.


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The Ottawa Senators Are Buying-Out Alex Burrows

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Erik Karlsson Still Belongs To The Ottawa Senators

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

General manager Pierre Dorion was fielding phone calls for Karlsson _ and several other players _ right up until the club made the No. 4 selection in the draft Friday night but the Senators couldn’t find the right fit and if you’re going to make a blockbuster deal it had better be good because he’s the best player in the deal.

The indications are the Vegas Golden Knights were among a group of teams that tried to push to get a deal done for Karlsson before the 31 teams headed to the draft table, however, the two sides are at a stalemate with the Senators pushing for a bigger return because he’s a franchise player.

Yes, the Golden Knights are prepared to take the four years and $7.25 million left on Bobby Ryan’s contract in return, but that’s not the only team interested in making a deal for Karlsson. League sources say the Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals and San Jose Sharks have all shown varying degrees of interest.


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Videos- Top Prospects Mic’d Up On Draft Day

First up is Rasmus Dahlin.



Below, Brady Tkachuk and Quinn Hughes...

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What Did The Ottawa Senators Receive In The Mike Hoffman Trade?

from Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen,

So, what do we make of the Ottawa Senators exchanging a speedy, highly-talented, but largely one-dimensional high-scoring winger for a speedy, moderately-talented, but largely one-dimensional average-scoring winger?

Well, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion could have done a lot worse, considering the circumstances.

If we go by Mikkel Boedker’s track record, he’ll probably finish with between 13 and 20 goals and with between 30 and 40 points in the 2018-19 National Hockey League season.

We can also expect many extended goal-scoring slumps. Last season alone, he had droughts of nine games, eight games, 12 games and 10 games without a goal.

In very simplistic terms, Boedker is Mike Hoffman-Lite. Out goes a first-line/second-line winger, in comes a second-line/third-line winger.


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Many Teams Showing Interest In Erik Karlsson

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

There are many teams around the NHL who believe that Karlsson could soon follow Hoffman out the door, maybe even this week as the league descends on Dallas for the draft.

Karlsson has been locked in at No. 1 on TSN’s Trade Bait board since February. Already at the top of the list, there is no way for No. 1 to trend upward but the talk on Karlsson is expected to drastically heat up in the coming days.

The Karlsson Watch is on.

Karlsson, 28, holds the keys to how this all plays out – armed with both a 10-team no-trade list and the fact that he is entering the final year of his contract, the destination must be a long-term fit. It’s unlikely any team would shell out significant assets without at least getting the green light from Karlsson’s camp on a potential new contract.

The Vegas Golden Knights remain at the centre of the Karlsson Watch, the team that went down to the wire with the Senators on deadline day in February.

more, includes Top 25 Trade Bait board too...

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Ottawa Senators Trade Mike Hoffman To San Jose Sharks For Mikkel Boedker

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has acquired forward Mikkel Boedker, defenceman Julius Bergman and a sixth-round draft choice in 2020 from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Mike Hoffman, Cody Donaghey and Ottawa's fifth-round choice in the 2020 NHL Draft.

"Today's trade showcases our determination to strengthen the future of the team by improving chemistry, leadership and character in the locker room and on the ice. We are confident it is a step in the right direction for the long-term success of this organization," said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion.

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