This day yesterday, the San Jose Sharks acquired Erik Karlsson.
The Dallas Stars were rumored to be a team that was in the Karlsson derby, but word is, they refused to give up then-prospect Miro Heiskanen for the two-time Norris Trophy winner.
That’s looking like a fantastic decision.
San Jose Hockey Now spoke with Rick Bowness, John Stevens, Jason Dickinson, and Esa Lindell about the incomparable Heiskanen, while breaking down his masterful Game Three performance.
In other San Jose Sharks news…
San Jose Barracuda prospect Karlis Cukste will play in Latvia’s highest professional league until the beginning of the AHL season. (Sportacentrs)
Fantastic details from Joe Smith, who takes us inside the Barclay Goodrow trade with Doug Wilson, Julien BriseBois, and Goodrow. Wilson says he wasn’t looking to trade Goodrow and would only do so for a first-round pick. (The Athletic)
Around the NHL…
Casey Cizikas and Tom Kuhnhackl have suffered season-ending injuries. (NYI Hockey Now)
Four free agent 3C possibilities for Pittsburgh. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
On how much has changed for the Florida Panthers since they opened training camp this time last year. (Florida Hockey Now)
Radek Faksa will not play, while Roope Hintz is questionable for Game Five; meanwhile, in a shocking twist, Peter DeBoer gave no update on Mark Stone or Tomas Nosek. (NHL)
Chris Johnston on how Brayden Point keeps defying logic. (Sportsnet)
Mark Giordano wins the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award. (NHL)
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