A few days ago, I predicted the sharks would miss the playoffs in 2019. I felt that Chicago would push up and have a comeback season after a disaster 2018 and that Colorado would have the other spot due to their young guys stepping up and Grubauer taking half the starts with Colorado's current starter Semyon Varlamov.
But as off today, Multiple reports have said that the Ottawa Senators have traded Captain Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks. According to Elliotte Friedman via twitter (@FriedgeHNIC) the return for Karlsson involves prospects and picks, also F Tierney and D Demelo.
The sharks now have Burns, Karlsson, and Vlassic on their defensive core. This concludes that my 2018-2019 playoff prediction was very WRONG.