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Ottawa Sun Sep 16, 2018

Senators’ Dylan DeMelo gets a chance to go home for Hockeyville game

Dylan DeMelo is trying to make himself at home in his new home. He’ll make his debut on the Ottawa Senators’ defence in familiar surroundings on Tuesday. As the Senators prepare to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs in an exhibition game as part of Kraft Hockeyville in Lucan, Ont., DeMelo is excited about the […]
Ottawa Sun Sep 15, 2018

Life after Karlsson begins: Tierney, DeMelo and Balcers skate with Senators for the first time

The next stage in the calm after the storm was the arrival of the newcomers from the San Jose Sharks Saturday. Chris Tierney, Dylan DeMelo and Rudolfs Balcers were all on the ice for the Ottawa Senators at the Bell Sensplex Saturday, fully understanding that it will take time for the community to adjust to […]
Knights On Ice Sep 15, 2018
The Golden Knights failed to acquire Erik Karlsson, and that’s okay

The Golden Knights failed to acquire Erik Karlsson, and that’s okay

Missing out on Erik Karlsson is a bummer, but it’s by no means a reason for Golden Knights fans to lose faith. If you haven’t heard the news, the Ottawa Senators traded all-world defenseman Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks Thursday in exchange for Chris Tierney, Dylan DeMelo, Josh Norris and Rudolfs Balcers along with a 2019 first- or second-round pick and 2019 second-round pick — a stunningly underwhelming return for one of the best hockey players on the planet. Over the last several months — really since before the trade deadline back in February — the Golden Knights made an...
SFGate Sep 13, 2018

Sharks trade for star defenseman Erik Karlsson

The Sharks made a huge splash on the eve of opening their training camp by acquiring All-Star and two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson on Thursday. Karlsson, 28 years old and one year from unrestricted free-agent status, was dealt by the Ottawa Senators along with forward prospect Francis Perron in exchange for center Chris Tierney, forward Rudolfs Balcers, defenseman Dylan DeMelo, prospect Josh Norris and two conditional draft picks - a second in 2019 and a first in 2020. In addition, if San Jose resigns Karlsson, who will earn $6.5 million this season to cap a seven-year...
Sportsnet.ca Sep 13, 2018
Erik Karlsson swapping Senators jersey for a Sharks sweater

Erik Karlsson swapping Senators jersey for a Sharks sweater

NHL on Sportsnet’s John Shannon provides his initial assessment of the Senators trading Erik Karlsson to Sharks in return for forward Chris Tierney, defenceman Dylan DeMelo, and forward prospects Josh Norris and Rudolfs Balcers, as well as a first-round draft pick (2019 or 2020) and a second-round pick in 2019. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Fear The Fin Sep 13, 2018
Sharks acquire Erik Karlsson from Senators

Sharks acquire Erik Karlsson from Senators

The two-time Norris winner is coming to the Bay. The San Jose Sharks have traded Chris Tierney, Dylan DeMelo, Josh Norris, Rudolfs Balcers, and conditional picks in 2019 (second round) and 2020 (first round) to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenseman Erik Karlsson and prospect winger Francis Perron. If Karlsson re-signs with San Jose, Ottawa receives a conditional 2021 second round selection Karlsson was the winner of the Norris Trophy in 2012 and 2015. He will join 2017 winner Brent Burns on the Sharks’ blueline. Karlsson carries a $6.5 million cap hit and will become an...
The Hockey Writers Sep 13, 2018

Senators Trade Karlsson to Sharks

The Ottawa Senators have traded captain Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Chris Tierney, Dylan DeMelo, Josh Norris, Rudolfs Balcers, a 2020 first-round pick and a 2019 second-round pick as well as two conditional picks, according to Bruce Garrioch. A trade involving Karlsson has been in the works for months and […] The post Senators Trade Karlsson to Sharks appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Fear The Fin Aug 31, 2018
Top 25 Under 25: Where does No. 22 Jacob Middleton fit in defensive logjam?

Top 25 Under 25: Where does No. 22 Jacob Middleton fit in defensive logjam?

After Dylan DeMelo’s re-signing, the Barracuda’s alternate captain’s role is unclear. Jacob Middleton has earned his stripes. After a decent rookie season with the San Jose Barracuda back in 2017, Middleton was rewarded with a fancy entry-level contract during the Rookie Showcase, and since then has proven that he is worthy of one. His trek to the Top 25 Under 25 rankings has been an interesting one. The seventh-round draft pick in the 2014 Entry Draft by the L.A. Kings never signed an entry-level contract after an above-average season with the Ottawa 67s. Instead, Middleton settled...

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