What the Erik Karlsson trade means for Colorado

What the Erik Karlsson trade means for Colorado

However, around here the most important job I have is to chase down when Karlsson starts to heat up I always feel I owe it to all of you to focus on rumors.I know that is why you come here and I never take that for granted.

The star defenseman's name has been abound in trade talks for months, as Karlsson's been connected to several teams, most notably the Tampa Bay Lightning, Las Vegas Golden Knights and recently the Vancouver Canucks. Karlsson played nine seasons in Ottawa.

If the Senators decided to make this move now, that means contract talks they were having with Karlsson's camp were going nowhere and he had no plans to re-sign here. Nine years ago on September 12, 2009, the Senators dealt winger Dany Heatley to the Sharks on the first day of camp.

Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson pauses on the ice during the second period of a game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz., on March, 3, 2018.

At his press conference today after the deal that sent him to the San Jose Sharks for a package of six assets, Karlsson was seemingly in disbelief of what had just transpired. The condition is if the Sharks miss the playoffs, the pick moves to 2020. "Even though there's been a lot of noise for nearly a year now, I never thought in my wildest imagination I was going to leave this place".

"You get to a certain point and it's probably best for all parties to move on", said Dorion.

Karlsson has won two Norris Trophies as the NHL's top defenceman. With Karlsson in the fold, it's likely the Sabres will have the Sharks pick at the next draft.

The 22-year old Perron was drafted 190th overall in the seventh round of the 2014 draft by the Senators. In the spring, news surfaced that Karlsson's wife had filed a peace bond against Monika Caryk, Hoffman's fiancee, for alleged cyberbullying.

That launched the #MelnykOut hashtag on Twitter the same month, and while Melnyk eventually backtracked on the relocation talk, some fans chose to vent their frustration by raising money to fund a series of billboards featuring the slogan.

Hoffman, who was traded a week later, and Caryk have denied the allegations.