At the end of the Flyers’ season, Anthony and I discussed a rumor circulating around the Flyers organization that San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson could be one of -if not the top- choice for the Flyers in free agency. Those hopes were dashed today first with a report by TSN’s Bob McKenzie:
All signs are pointing to Erik Karlsson returning to SJ and re-signing with the Sharks, which would take the most prominent name off the 2019 UFA board.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 17, 2019
We waited around for a few hours until a bombshell announcement from the team’s Twitter account, which included Karlsson thanking his teammates and expressing his excitement to re-up with San Jose for eight more seasons.
Video and analysis after the jump: