So over the past week it’s come to everybody’s attention that Erik Karlsson may be traded from Ottawa. Why? Who the fuck knows, but yeah it could actually happen.
Needless to say, fans have not been too pleased.
Okay, pinch yourself quick. Could Ottawa actually be serious about this?! Why is there so much drama going on with owner Eugene Melnyk? Oh..
Can you imagine being an owner of an NHL, walking into a locker room and calling out the captain because he owes you $350 for a god damn uber ride? Like do you think Eugene walked out of the locker room thinking, “Yeah, nailed it.”
Ottawa fans have a right to be pissed off, I sure as hell would be. It’s pretty clear that you have to rebuild and in doing so you acquire draft picks to hopefully draft a decent player. What Ottawa has failed to see is that they already have, and not just a decent player, but arguably the best defenseman in the NHL, or as my friend Brian would say, a “generational talent.” Like what are you thinking??! Every single team in the NHL would DREAM of having Erik Karlsson and you’re going to ship him out of here because of a $350 uber ride? Absolutely embarrassing.
We did have one silver lining from this though.
Karlsson feels your pain too, man.