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Who’s More Tradeable? Scouts Decide Between Burns, Karlsson & Vlasic | PHN+



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Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns, and Marc-Edouard Vlasic. NHL trade rumors are waiting.

Just two years ago, that was a dream team. Now, it’s fast becoming a nightmare for the San Jose Sharks.

The following is by San Jose Hockey Now author Sheng Peng. It originally appeared on for their subscribers, and PHN+ is making it available to our subscribers for a fun read, too. 

30-year-old Karlsson is signed for seven more seasons and $80.5 million, 35-year-old Burns for five more seasons and $40 million, and 33-year-old Vlasic for six more seasons and $42 million. They all struggled this season, at least relative to their world-class expectations.

Three weeks ago, ex-Toronto Maple Leafs hockey ops assistant Jack Han offered astute observations on how each defenseman could pick up his game next year.

Now, I asked two scouts these questions: From this trio, whose contract is most appealing? And who looked closest to his prime this year?

Then I’ll share my thoughts — and provide data points from Clear Sight Analytics and SPORTLOGiQ to support my conclusion.

NHL Trade Talk: Who’s More Tradeable?

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