The Pittsburgh Penguins made a big addition in early August, adding star defenseman Erik Karlsson in a blockbuster three-team trade. After five seasons with the San Jose Sharks, Karlsson will jump headlong into the Caps-Pens rivalry when the two teams face off for Washington’s season opener on October 13th.
Tom Wilson, for one, is ready. During a radio interview with TSN 1050’s First Up, Wilson gave his thoughts on the trade and what it meant for the rivalry.
Reigning Norris winner or not, Wilson has no plans to make it easy for Karlsson.