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Sport Lightning GM Steve Yzerman on Erik Karlsson trade rumors: 'It's very inaccurate'

00:50  11 july  2018
00:50  11 july  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Erik Karlsson has somehow become the target of trade rumors . But if there’s a GM that can get him for less than that, and convince Karlsson to stay long-term, it ’ s Steve Yzerman .

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The Lightning made another smart hockey move Tuesday, signing star Nikita Kucherov to an eight-year extension worth $76 million ($9.5 AAV) — a discount rate for a player who has scored more points than anyone in the NHL the last two years not named Connor McDavid. This is nothing new.

By now, Steve Yzerman practically snaps his fingers and makes the seemingly impossible a reality.

For his next magic act, everyone is wondering whether Tampa's savvy general manager will be able to pull off a trade for Erik Karlsson, the Senators' disgruntled defenseman, and create the NHL's version of a super team. Taking care not to mention Karlsson by name (a player who, mind you, is under contract with another team), Yzerman acknowledged he's entertaining the possibility of making an addition of significance this offseason but denied a trade is close to completion.

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Before the start of the 1995–96 NHL season, Yzerman ' s leadership was called into question and soon he had to deal with rumours that he was to be traded to the Montreal Canadiens in Yzerman went on saying, "I loved it , but it was very stressful. " Yzerman , Red Wings icon, named Lightning GM ".

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This is the first time Yzerman has made public comments since Karlsson rejected Ottawa's extension offer last week. The Lightning emerged as rumored front-runners in trade discussions, which also have reportedly included the Stars and Golden Knights. That chatter died down over the weekend.

It's going to be a complicated trade for Tampa to pull off.

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Erik Karlsson trade talks continuing in OTT. I think it ’ s time to realize that when we go to the table, it ’ s business on both parts, not just (owners).” General Manager Steve Yzerman has built a very solid team from top to bottom.

26 trade deadline. Well, the Lightning reportedly are at least trying to pull off a blockbuster with the Ottawa Senators to acquire arguably the league’ s best defenseman in Erik Karlsson . Well, for one, the Senators have been a below-average team this season, and the future does not look very bright.

The Lightning are projected for about $13.6 million in salary cap for the 2019-20 season, when extensions for Kucherov and Ryan McDonagh kick in, while anchor contracts for Braydon Coburn and Dan Girardi come off the books. Obviously, that figure will change between now and then, and Yzerman still would need to find a way to offload a contract or two to fit Karlsson under this year's cap ceiling. The Lightning also must consider extensions for Brayden Point and Andrei Vasilevskiy next summer.

“I don’t think its impossible," Yzerman said Tuesday, again without mentioning Karlsson specifically. "But if you look at our commitments ... if we were to bring on a significant contract, we’d have to make the money work so to speak.”

The Lightning are still seeking third-party teams like the Devils or Rangers to help facilitate that, The Fourth Period reported. It's believed any team that acquires Karlsson, an unrestricted free agent in 2019, would prefer an extension in place as part of a deal before forking over premium assets. But that can be remedied, too, with conditional draft picks applied to whether Karlsson re-signs with his acquiring team.

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TSN writer Travis Yost, who has contacts in the Senators’ organization, tweeted that Steve Yzerman and Ottawa Senators’ GM Pierre Dorion are There is no belief at this time that Erik Karlsson can be retained in Ottawa long-term. So the situation has become binary — a trade here, or a trade in June.

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There had been some discussion about the cap crunch all but eliminating the Lightning from #KarlssonWatch.

If anything, locking up Kucherov long term only strengthens their case for Karlsson, who would be hard-pressed to find a more well-run franchise with which to chase a Stanley Cup the rest of his career — in stark contrast to the current situation in Ottawa.

Report: Rangers eyeing Callahan reunion should Lightning need to dump salary .
If the New York Rangers are indeed the third party involved in a potential Erik Karlsson trade, former captain Ryan Callahan could be headed back to the Broadway Blueshirts, reports Larry Brooks of the New York Post. The Tampa Bay Lightning remain a favorite to land Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators, but with less than $4 million in cap space, and with the superstar blue-liner due for an extension, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman will need to shed some salary in order to make a deal work.

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