San Jose Acquires Erik Karlsson

For the second time in a matter of days, a Canadian team is sending its captain to a Western Conference team.

This time, the San Jose Sharks are (finally) making a big splash.

The Sharks have acquired defenseman Erik Karlsson and forward Francis Perron from the Ottawa Senators.

Headed back to Ottawa are forward Chris Tierney and defenseman Dylan DeMelo.

Perron, 22, had 15 points in 44 games with Ottawa last year.

Tierney, 24, had 17 goals in 82 games with the Sharks last year. DeMelo, 25, had 20 assists in 63 games with San Jose last season.

15 thoughts on “San Jose Acquires Erik Karlsson

  1. Sometimes we Hawks fans lament when Stan doesn’t do what we think he should, but to keep things in perspective I will remind us at least we’re not Sens fans. Ottawa’s owner (Melnyk), to use an old Chicago phrase, throws nickels around like manhole covers. Rocky is just the opposite – willing to pony up whatever money is necessary to put a winner on the ice. Not only has the Hawks been a cap team ever since Rocky took over – they’ve been an over the cap team such as when he allowed Huet’s million’s to be “buried” so the product on the ice was better. It’s got to be so disheartening for Sens fans to have an owner either unable or unwilling to spend the money necessary to keep their best players. Those of us Hawks fans that go back to the Dollar Bill days remember how they feel.

  2. Very well said, EB. Spot on.

    Melnyk is I think by far the worst owner in the NHL. The Sens were a game from the final a couple years ago but now they are light years from reaching that point again.

  3. Well better SJ than a Central team – SJ even without Karlsson was going to finish ahead of the Hawks in the playoff race so no change there

    Assuming the Sharks will re-sign him will they have to unload a player or two I wonder before signing him? Maybe even sooner than later because of the tagging rule if they want to get an extension done quickly.

  4. Vegas wasn’t happening, again.
    Now you can put it in the books.

    SAJ had a pretty good D, now a top3 D group?

  5. Is this why Yzerman quit.
    He couldn’t sign Karlsson.

    SAJ and ANA (NAS/WIN/STL) are there,
    everybody else in same area.

  6. Great deal by the sharks even if he doesn’t resign. But they can make that work financially by another bump on the cap and letting soon to be free agents go.
    The league and ottawa’s owner should be ashamed that they just traded a top 3 defenseman in the league because or organizational incompetence.
    I feel terrible for the sens fans.

  7. Wow ! Vegas, Nashville, Winnipeg, San Jose. Who is the best in the West ? Any of those four are worthy of being Conference champs.

  8. Agree with everyone posting here about the Sharks blue line. Also in agreement with Ebony Raptor. it seems like the Sens Ownership is content with being in the NHL.

  9. At least Ottawa got something in the trade.
    In my opinion Karlsson was not resigning in Ottawa.
    While Ottawa management looks terrible what were they going to do?
    Let him walk for absolutely nothing like the Islanders did with Tavares or
    try to work an 8 deal like Chicago did with Seabrook.
    Karlsson is 28 and going to want mega bucks long term and Ottawa is
    in a rebuild.
    I think it’s a very unpopular move by Ottawa but probably a wise move in the Ottawa situation.
    Time will tell.

  10. This is it for SAJ, soon enough. Read they donot have many prospects and they traded some in that.
    I wish them well though, they paid their dues when they came into the league, then earned becoming a top 3 team for a decade. They deserve it. Hope SAJ in conference finals this yr.

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