It appears that the Edmonton Oilers have some interest in Erik Karlsson.
“The Oilers need a top defenceman,” TSN’s Darren Dreger said on Insider Trading yesterday. “Now, do they get wild and crazy and try to swing for the fences and try to get in on Erik Karlsson of the San Jose Sharks? It seems impossible that they could do that, but there’s some around the organization with interest.”
If you’re looking for an Oilers perspective, David Staples outlines some of the reasons why such a trade would be far-fetched.
Not mentioned, Karlsson has a complete No-Movement Clause, and there’s no telling if he would want to go to Edmonton.
One possible reason why not? Evander Kane joined the Oilers last year after being drummed out of the Sharks locker room. We’re still not sure of all the forces behind that, but Karlsson never came to the defense of Kane, at least in public, last year.
It’s worth noting that Karlsson took a more conciliatory tone at the end of last season, acknowledging that while the San Jose room was better without Kane, it wasn’t just a one-man problem.
AT SAN JOSE HOCKEY NOW…
James Reimer is hoping to return to the San Jose Sharks lineup on Friday or Tuesday.
Alexander Barabanov left practice unexpectedly yesterday, but he is expected to play tonight.
SJHN got details from Mario Ferraro about his injury.
Tristen Robbins is having a great season for the Barracuda. The Locked On Sharks podcast discusses why.
OTHER SHARKS NEWS…
The Sharks have recalled C.J. Seuss and Eetu Makiniemi.
Everyone say hi to Eetu and C.J. 👋 pic.twitter.com/UGSjeaQjuM
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) December 6, 2022
The Sharks Reverse Retro Jersey makes its return tonight.
On Wednesday, we're bringing retro back. 🦭 pic.twitter.com/uH5STa2I4f
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) December 5, 2022
Although Evgeny Svechnikov was waived yesterday, he is expected in tonight’s lineup.
Quinn confirms that Barabanov, Sturm, Svechnikov are playing for #SJSharks tonight. Harrington in for Cicek
— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) December 7, 2022
The San Jose Barracuda will have a Top Gun night on Friday.
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Catch the future of the San Jose Sharks, Friday with the San Jose Barracuda as we celebrate Top Gun night!
✈️First 2000 fans in attendance get a Top Gun x Barracuda Hat
✈️Fun for the whole family
✈️ $1 hotdogs
✈️Beverage Specials pic.twitter.com/evCbH4cit3
— San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda) December 6, 2022
AROUND THE NHL…
Superstar Nathan MacKinnon has an upper-body injury and is expected to miss around a month.
Florida Panthers head coach Paul Maurice returned to Winnipeg for the first time since stepping down last season.
Oliver Wahlstrom solves some of the New York Islanders’ trouble in finding complementary talent to play with their top centers.
The Vegas Golden Knights seem to up their play for special games this season.
The Detroit Red Wings have improved from last season, but what parts of the team are clicking right now?
Jacob Markstrom is working on getting his game back for the Calgary Flames.
Kirill Kaprizov is looking to extend his point streak to 13 games.
Chandler Stephenson is making the most of his top-6 opportunity with the Golden Knights this season.
Shane Wright scored his first NHL goal last night after being sent down to the AHL earlier this season.
Mitch Marner and Jason Robertson faced off last night with active point streaks of 19 and 18 games, respectively.
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