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