Landing a true superstar would be an immeasurable impact for the Canes. While the defense has a ton of young talent to boot, there’s nothing that can measure up to a defenseman that is truly at the top of the game right now.
That is exactly what Carolina would get out of Ottawa Senators defender Erik Karlsson. In Karlsson, the Canes would get their best skater on the team, best shooter from the blue line, and recent playoff experience to help out in the locker room.
This team is lacking in overall experience, and that can be seen in the product that’s put out on the ice from time to time. And, much like Ekman-Larsson, Karlsson would take a ton of pieces for the Canes to move to bring him over to Raleigh.
It might not be worth all the pieces it would take to land Karlsson. But, any place he could go would love to have him. No team is going through more controversy than the Senators at this moment. Moving Karlsson in the blink of an eye is a likely possibility in the coming weeks.