Erik Karlsson trade to Edmonton Oilers for Jack Campbell
If the Edmonton Oilers want to make a trade for defenseman Erik Karlsson, they will have to unload goalie Jack Campbell.

The Edmonton Oilers were the only serious team to inquire about a trade for San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson, but for NHL salary cap reasons a trade could not be figured out before the NHL trade deadline.

If The Oilers are indeed the landing choice for Erik Karlsson, that means goalie Jack Campbell will have to be part of a package going back to San Jose.

San Jose Sharks will trade for Jack Campbell

With Stuart Skinner taking over the starting goalie roll for the Edmonton Oilers Eric Duhatschek of The Athletic reports that the Oilers must move out Campbell’s contract in the offseason to complete a Karlsson trade.

Duhatschek went on to say in his piece that the Sharks will be needing a goalie as James Reimer will not be back and with Kaapo Kahkonen signed for one more year he could be the backup or split games with Campbell.

The Sharks will be able to take on all of Campbell’s contract along with eating about $2 million of Erik Karlsson’s contract with the Oilers sending over young assets like Phillip Broberg and Xavier Bourgau in a trade for Karlsson.

What are fans saying about a Jack Campbell trade to San Jose?

The Oilers need to put up 6 goals a game when Jack Campbell starts. Trade him.

Campbell needs to get out of the Canadian market. A change of scenery to San Jose would do him well.

Erik Karlsson’s contract is still a beast to take on, but if we can unload Jack Campbell, do it!

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