Sharks Rumors: San Jose Receives Trade Offer from Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks have been talking trade for a couple of weeks now as the Penguins are interested in acquiring Norris-trophy winning defenseman Erik Karlsson. While the back and forth continues, there's been some rumors circling about what the Penguins are interested in giving up.

Word is the team has offered a combination of forward Mikael Granlund, veteran defenseman Jeff Petry, young blueliner Ty Smith and prospect Owen Pickering. Pens president Kyle Dubas is also offering a number of draft picks in the deal and is apparently ok with sweetening the offer if that means the Sharks are going to retain some salary.

Karlsson is due $11.5 million for the next four seasons and is coming off a campaign where he put up an impressive 101 points in 82 games. Dubas and the Penguins are trying to refresh their blueline.

Pittsburgh would love to add Karlsson's game to their mix as they need to generate more offense from their back end next season. The team also has been trying to deal Petry and Granlund the entire summer, but to this point, no takers as Dubas isn't looking to offload them for nothing.

Karlsson on the other hand, is getting dealt in the coming days. The Penguins have the Carolina Hurricanes to worry about, but to this point, appear to be the favorites to land the Sharks blueliner. 

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