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LATEST: Here is the Oilers offer to acquire Sharks star Erik Karlsson

Published February 13, 2023 at 8:06 PM
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While they are undergoing their rebuild, the San Jose Sharks have been shopping Erik Karlsson for a while. With such a huge financial cost, not many teams can afford to get him.

The Edmonton Oilers are one of them, and since they are up against the salary cap, they would need to trade players to make it work. So far, this is what has been suggested.

Bob Stauffer, radio analyst for the Edmonton Oilers has said that the Oilers offer for Erik Karlsson would be their 2023 1st, defensemen Evan Bouchard, prospect Xavier Bourgault (as the 3 1sts) and two contracts, Tyson Barrie to balance out the numbers and another roster player.

One of several teams using LTIR space to manoeuvre around the cap is the Oilers. Moving Evan Bouchard and Tyson Barrie would make use of the $8,843,761.00 now available. Xavier Bourgault would be another piece of the puzzle acquired along with the 2023 1st.


If Mike Grier can pull this off it would be a major victory. Moving a contract like Karlsson's is not easy.
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LATEST: Here is the Oilers offer to acquire Sharks star Erik Karlsson

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