They were recently in the Stanley Cup Final and they've been making the playoffs year after year.
Talk about the Karlsson trade also veered into discussion about the team's controversial owner, Eugene Melnyk.
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". A two-time Norris Trophy victor as the NHL's top blueliner, he has 126 goals and 518 points in 627 games. And the best part was that they gave up the equivalent of a handful of magic beans for him. Sometimes you have to wait a little bit more time.
"It's extremely rare that players of this caliber become available", Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said in a statement. "The word "elite" is often thrown around casually but Erik's skillset and abilities fit that description like few other players in today's game". After just missing out on John Tavares, the Sharks were able to land a whale this offseason to go with Brent Burns and Marc-Edouard Vlasic on the blueline.
Indeed, the only roster players the Sharks lost in Thursday's trade were a third-line centre (Chris Tierney) and third-pairing defenceman (Dylan DeMelo). He has 41 goals and 63 assists in 284 career games.
This wasn't supposed to happen when the National Hockey League first introduced the salary cap in 2005.
Instead, it's interesting to see how the stars keep lining up these days. The Sens send Karlsson to San Jose in exchange for eight assets. Even Vegas has gotten into the action, signing Paul Stastny in the summer, then trading for Max Pacioretty last week.
"You get to a certain point and it's probably best for all parties to move on", said Dorion.
If they're not already talking among themselves, they should.
Not that the Bruins are going to be considered favorites, but there's hope that another year of progression and development from some of their younger players that clearly weren't ready for the Bolts in round two last year will benefit the Bruins should they draw into a rematch with Tampa next spring. And one or two just won't do it anymore. Power play, all that kind of stuff, he's going to help out team big time. Karlsson said the deal still came as a shock but he is eager to begin work on a team that made the Stanley Cup Final in 2016 and lost to Vegas in the second round past year. The Sharks also get forward Francis Perron. "As you said, there's been a lot of noise for nearly a year now, but I never in my wildest imagination thought that I was going to leave this place". "The culture they have there is a winning culture".
"Significant player to add, yes".
The video only furthered speculation around Karlsson's relationship with the team, as Melnyk did not include a single mention of the captain as he spoke of the club's vision for the future.