Erik Karlsson wants to join a contender

Published June 26, 2023 at 11:18 PM
BY JOSHUA
     
The San Jose Sharks have decided to honor Erik Karlsson's trade request, but it will be challenging to move him due to his high salary for the next four years.

Although the Edmonton Oilers could use a top defenseman like Karlsson, they are struggling with their cap space while trying to fit in other players.

Erik Karlsson wants to join a contender ASAP. How can the Edmonton Oilers make it work?




Unfortunately, the league's flat-cap system makes cap space a luxurious commodity.

The Oilers' general manager, Holland, could potentially trade Jack Campbell and other forwards to make room for Karlsson, but it would require signing multiple depth forwards to fill out the roster.

While not an ideal solution, it's a possibility because when you need depth, you get it when you can.

Maybe Cogliano, but there's more than one way to skin a cat and more than one way to secure Karlsson's services.
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