“When I go to market, I’m going to get what I’m worth, and it’s going to be no less, no matter where I’m going,” Karlsson told the Ottawa Sun Thursday in Brooklyn.

OTTAWA IS IN PANIC. EVERYONE RUN AND HIDE. FORGET THE MESS IN WASHINGTON DC, THIS CHAOS IS EVEN WORSE (obviously not, what a zoo that place is right now, oh my lanta).

Naturally Senators’ fans (all 16 of them) are currently in crisis, while fans of the remaining 30 teams drool over the thought of having this generation’s Bobby Orr on their favourite team.

Given literally every respectable sports outlet and blogs are writing about possible trade partners, trade pieces and all that fun stuff, I thought I should take a far less microscopic approach.

Fact of the matter is unless you get a player better than Karlsson, the Sens lose this deal. If Pierre Dorion does not acquire McDavid, Crosby, or Kucherov then he has failed. Simple as that.

Players of immense talent should not be traded. Though they have been on rare occasion, the return is never enough. (See the Gretzky trade, the Subban trade, or any trade Peter Chiarelli has made, and lost).

And if you really feel like having fun, watch this:

*Just remember this man is still allowed to make trades. In fact he made two real bad ones after this.*

General Managers are far less intelligent then they’d like to think. I wouldn’t trust them to mess with talented players.

So Eugene Melnyk, find extra cash any way you can, keep Erik Karlsson, and maybe get some actually decent players to play with him for once. Making me watch Karlsson lug Marc Methot, Johnny Oduya and Cody Ceci around or setup great passes for Nate Thompson, Chris Kelly, Tommy Wingels and Tom Pyatt over the years has been quite disheartening.

 

Or trade him for pennies on the dollar I guess. You do you Eugene.

 

The rest of are just happy to see him play. We love you Mr. Karlsson.