The NHL season is right around the corner and after yesterday every NHL fan should be excited. We saw two HUGE transactions go down. First, lets start off with the biggest of them all. Erik Karlsson is heading to San Jose.
Told that the official trade call was just completed. Erik Karlsson has been traded to the San Jose Sharks
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) September 13, 2018
San Jose’s blueline is stacked for next year. They already have Norris Trophy winner Brett Burns, Marc-Edouard Vlasic two stud defenseman and now they add Karlsson. Arguably the best defeseman in the leauge. The Sharks are going all in this season. They struck out with Tavares but countered with Karlsson, I personally think this is a better move.
Here’s what Karlsson will look like in a Sharks uniform. He looks pretty damn good in those colors. The Sharks will be a top 3 seed in the West next year and a favorite to win the Cup. Jumbo Joe is due for a Cup at this point in his career.
Karlsson has one year left on his deal so it will be interesting to see next offseason and how everything plays out. The Sharks went all in on Taveres so expect them to lock up Karlsson for years to come.
Seguin is staying in Dallas:
The second big move of the day was the Dallas Stars re-signed star winger Tyler Seguin. Just a few weeks ago Seguin and his agent voiced their displeasure with the club for not offering a contract. Funny how quickly things can change. Seguin is laughing straight to the bank with his new eight year deal worth AAV $9.85.
Tyler Seguin is closing in on a contract extension in Dallas. Sounds like his aav could be north of Jamie Benn’s $9.5 mil.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) September 13, 2018
Smart move by the Stars to lock up Seguin. Guy is a pure goal scorer, he put up 40 goals last year setting a career high. With Benn and Seguin locked up the Stars need to take it to the next level and make a run. Might be hard now with the Sharks loaded up, but it is a step in the right direction.
Yesterday was an eventful day and should have all hockey fans excited for the upcoming season.