After weeks and let’s be honest, months of rumors, Erik Karlsson finally made it to Pittsburgh. In a three-way trade that brought Montreal into it, the San Jose Sharks finally settled on a way to get what they needed and for Karlsson to play where he wanted.
KARLSSON IS SWITCHING COASTS 🐧
— NHL (@NHL) August 6, 2023
It’s a way for the Penguins to keep their Stanley Cup window open but it’s not enough writes Pittsburgh Hockey Now’s Dan Kingerski. San Jose Hockey Now’s Sheng Peng believes that the trade is one of two tales, whereas the Penguins get the guy they want while the Sharks shed someone who has tremendous upside, but also a lot of baggage. Pittsburgh Hockey Now’s Dave Molinari points out that Pittsburgh top man Kyle Dubas finally got the guy he was seeking–at a good price. Even Montreal Hockey Now chimes in on how the trade helps the Canadiens youth movement.
All of it together, what remains to be seen is how it all pans out after a few seasons of hindsight can analyze it.
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