NHL Rumors: Sharks and Erik Karlsson, and the Kraken and John Klingberg

Erik Karlsson not thinking of being traded … yet

NHL.com: San Jose Sharks defenseman enjoys in San Jose however if accepting a trade offers him a possibility to win, it would be a consider waiving his no-movement provision.

“I will never sway from that. I want to win,” Karlsson informed the “Got Yer Back” podcast. “And I think as you get older and you’ve been around for a longer time, you realize that it’s not as easy as it looks and you’ve got to hit it right at the right time.”

Karlsson has actually 4 years left on his agreement. He’s not actually thinking of being traded however as the trade due date gets better, that will likely alter.

“I know that it’s a possibility in my future that things might change, or they might not, I don’t know,” he stated. “I don’t like to live in the unknown and I don’t like to think about it too much.”

Karlsson understands GM Mike Grier will be checking out all his choices.

The Kraken might be thinking about John Klingberg to improve their power play

Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times: Seattle Kraken GM Ron Francis stated their stash of draft selects provides versatility heading into the trade due date.

They’ve been connected to Anaheim Ducks defenseman John Klingberg.

“I think it’s a fine line,” he included. “It’s a balance, right? You wish to reveal your men you think in them and attempt to include something to assist them. But you likewise comprehend the value of developing the (structure) beneath also. And having a great deal of choices perhaps offers us the versatility to do a bit of both. We’re open to taking a look at all various possibilities.

“So, what then happens is we’ll get to March 3 and see if there’s something that makes sense for us.”

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The Kraken do not have depth on their blue line behind the third-paring of Carson Soucy and Will Borgen. Their power play remains in the bottom half of the league and somebody like Klingberg would provide an increase. There was the belief they might have provided him an agreement in the offseason however they signed Justin Schultz for 2 years rather.

Adding some goaltender depth has actually likewise been hypothesized however there is a possibility Chris Driedger might return this spring.

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