Rangers one of multiple teams in Karlsson trade talks
The soap opera that is now the Erik Karlsson trade saga, continues into the weekend. That is despite a rumored report that a deal was done and pending a trade call earlier this week.
These Karlsson trade discussions are very fluid. Ryan part of equation in some respect. None of the notable players potentially involved on any side have been told anything is imminent. Things can change on a dime, but last we’ve been told is talks with multiple teams are ongoing
— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) July 6, 2018
The multiple teams as we know it so far appear to be Tampa Bay, Dallas, Vegas, New York and New Jersey. The first three are trying to land Karlsson, the latter two are third wheels to offload salary in order to facilitate the deal under the cap.
.@ErikKarlsson65 sweepstakes continue. The @TBLightning pulled ahead & by all accounts continue to lead. Former front runner @DallasStars seems to be losing ground. @GoldenKnights are waiting for an opening. While others are now joining the chase. Finish line may be a ways off
— Gino Reda (@GinoRedaTSN) July 6, 2018
It should be noted that, Tampa isn’t forced to make a move until an extension with Karlsson is signed.
Just to tap the brakes for a moment … If TB were to get Karlsson, it would not need to dump salary immediately. In fact, woudln’t need to do much until it signed Karlsson to an extension.
— Rick Carpiniello (@RickCarpiniello) July 6, 2018
We will continue to monitor the situation.