5 locations for Erik Karlsson

Adam Gretz of Bleacher Report: San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson is pacing for 100 factors as a 32-year-old defenseman. His $11.5 million cap hit will maintain most away however there will probably be some curiosity. A take a look at some potential touchdown spots for Karlsson.

Buffalo Sabres – It could not make them a Stanley Cup contender however would give them a top-four protection of Karlsson, Rasmus Dahlin, Owen Energy, and Mattias Samuelsson.

Seattle Kraken – They lack a difference-maker and game-changer. Would want to maneuver some cash this yr however have over $19 million in projected house subsequent yr with 16 gamers below contract. They’ve the twentieth ranked energy play.

Dallas Stars – Have been earlier than he was traded to the Sharks. Have a necessity however would want to ship wage. In addition they don’t have a primary or third-round decide.

Winnipeg Jets – Must make the most of the window they’ve open this yr.

Edmonton Oilers – Makes a ton of sense however they have already got wage cap points. GM Ken Holland must go all-in and so they lack a No. 1 defenseman.

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Six locations for Jonathan Toews

Shayna Goldman of The Athletic: If Chicago Blackhawks pending UFA ahead Jonathan Toews needs to be traded, there will probably be groups . Wage will probably need to be retained as many received’t be capable of match within the $10.5 million cap hit.

Colorado Avalanche – Might use a second-line middle. Would want wage retained.

Winnipeg Jets – Might use assist in their center six. Timo Meier ought to be their best choice however Toews can be an excellent addition to their third line. They might not wish to meet the buying value and should not just like the cap hit.

Edmonton Oilers – Might have a 3rd group to become involved to retain wage. Would enable the Oilers to maintain Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl collectively.

Carolina Hurricanes – Might use a second-line middle for Andrei Svechnikov and Martin Necas. Have the picks and Max Pacioretty‘s LTIR house.

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Washington Capitals – A safety measure for the Caps down the center.

Dallas Stars – Would add some scoring to their third line and a veteran, successful presence. They’ve cap points and never first or third-round picks.