Edmonton Oilers reported offer for Erik Karlsson is massive, offer revealed

Published February 14, 2023 at 10:35 PM

Erik Karlsson and his contract were once considered immovable. After 54 games this season it now seems that Karlsson could be one of the hottest players on the trade market. The Edmonton Oilers have been connected to the Sharks, but the Sharks reported asking price has been high.

But how high?

According to many it is believed the Sharks want the equivalent to three 1st round picks.

Karlsson, 32, has 4 years remaining in his current contract. His contract carries a cap hit of $11,500,000 per season and contains a no movement clause.

According to Bob Stauffer an Edmonton Oilers radio analyst and insider it appears that the offer the Oilers made is a significant one.

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.

The deal would require the Sharks to be willing to eat a significant portion of Karlsson's cap hit. Otherwise Karlsson will likely play out his career in San Jose.
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