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Erik Karlsson Has No Doubts Regarding His Ankle

from Chris Stevenson of The Athletic,

Karlsson made it clear he didn’t want to discuss the off-season developments with the Ottawa Senators, but he did address the condition of his surgically-repaired left ankle. Karlsson had surgery to repair torn tendons 13 months ago and it has been a long road back. He was wearing flip-flops at the Senators golf tournament last September because he couldn’t get his foot in his shoe. He didn’t skate with his teammates until Sept. 23 and he missed the first five games of the regular season....

“I think it’s better now than it was before because you work on it so much,” he said. “I’m very optimistic moving forward from here. It shouldn’t be an issue for me whatsoever, so that’s nice.”

Could he put a percentage on it?

“110 (per cent) probably,” he said, “it’s that good.”

more ($$$)...

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You’ve Just Been Hired As The Chief Marketing Officer For The Ottawa Senators, Now What?

from Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen,

No one envies Aimee Deziel.

It can’t be easy to be assigned the task of marketing a raging tire fire.

Yet, the first step toward putting a positive spin on the unprecedented malfunction that has been the 2018 off-season of the Ottawa Senators is to have a marketing person in place.

The Senators took that step this week, announcing Deziel as the new chief marketing officer, the first occupant of that title since Peter O’Leary, who was let go as part of an executive bloodletting inside the Senators offices two years ago.

Since that time, there have been a lot of unfilled vacancies in the front office.


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Video- The NHL Network Discusses The Ottawa Senators And The Future Of Erik Karlsson

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Alexandre Burrows Retires

from the NHLPA,

“I’m happy with my career and have some great memories,” Burrows told NHLPA.com. “I met some wonderful people over the years. I’ll miss my teammates the most. The amount of fun we had working on our craft, the time we spent together away from the rink, the time we went through adversity together – those are things that I’m going to miss.

“I would like to also thank my family, who have been so supportive of me throughout my career. My wife (Nancy) has always been there for me. My kids (Victoria, Lexie and Jacob) were born in Vancouver and they got to see me play. I had some wonderful times in Vancouver and I enjoyed my time in Ottawa.”


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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.

continued, with menitons of teams who may be interested...

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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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