Oh shit. Oh shit. Oh shit.
It’s going down. Erik Karlsson is looking to be traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning. It all started with this:
— Bay Invasion – Tampa Bay Sports (@BayInvasion) July 5, 2018
Yes, it seems that when athletes follow each other on social media, a trade is imminent.
An intra-division trade is highly unusual, so it’s not insignificant that they’re looking for a third team outside of the division to make it all work under the salary cap.
Tampa Bay and Ottawa continue to work on an Erik Karlsson trade. The NYR may be involved as Lightning need cap room. Callahan back to NY?
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 5, 2018
Per source, teams around the league have been engaged as a third party to help facilitate a potential Erik Karlsson/Tampa Bay trade. Have to make salaries work.
— Travis Yost (@travisyost) July 5, 2018
First John Tavares went to the Maple Leafs, making them better on paper now. If Erik Karlsson is going to the Atlantic leading Lightning, it’s going to be a hard season to be a Bruins fan.