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Major realization about Erik Karlsson to The Chicago Blackhawks

Published July 22, 2023 at 3:58 PM
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Erik Karlsson, the talented Norris Trophy-winning defenseman, has shed light on his potential landing spot as he seeks a trade from the San Jose Sharks.

The 33-year-old confirmed speaking with several teams, including the Carolina Hurricanes, Pittsburgh Penguins, Seattle Kraken, and Toronto Maple Leafs, among others. Karlsson expressed his desire to join a contending team after an impressive season with a career-high 25 goals and 101 points.

A key highlight The Score pointed out was the Chicago Blackhawks are the only team that can afford Karlsson at this moment.




However, the trade may present challenges due to his hefty $11.5-million cap hit, full no-move clause, and four years remaining on his contract. The Hurricanes appear to have the most cap space among the teams Karlsson has spoken with.
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