Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

The Latest On Erik Karlsson

via Bob McKenzie tweets,

The forecast of what’s most likely to happen in the relative short term, IMO, would rank as follows: 1. Karlsson not traded now, but more likely in the summer. 2. Karlsson traded by Monday with Bobby Ryan in the deal. 3. Karlsson traded by Monday but no Bobby Ryan in deal.

1. Karlsson is arguably NHL’s top defenceman and top five, if not top three, players in the game. 2. The Senators are actively/seriously engaged in talks to trade him. 3. Even if it doesn’t happen by Monday, it may very well occur in the off-season. In any case, unique situation.

McKenzie has more tweets on this, so check them out if interested.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Ottawa Senators, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: erik+karlsson


ilovehomers's avatar

The Lightning simply cannot take from their current roster to accommodate taking on Bobby Ryan. Or rather, they shouldn’t. they would need a 3rd team to take B. Ryan.

Posted by ilovehomers on 02/23/18 at 12:55 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

I can’t see any team taking both Karlsson and Ryan. That’s a lot of cap hit for any team to fit, unless Ottawa is asking for a couple inflated contracts in return.

Posted by TreKronor on 02/23/18 at 01:06 PM ET


I think he gets traded in the summer.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 02/23/18 at 01:07 PM ET

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.


Notify me of follow-up comments?


Most Recent Blog Posts

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at pk@kuklaskorner.com