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Why the seismic shift in Erik Karlsson to Tampa Bay Lightning trade talk?

I spent most of my day on Wednesday chaperoning by son’s trip to the seventh grade Hillsborough County math bowl competition.
Little did I realize that outside the walls of the competition site, the real world math of Tampa Bay Lightning’s chances of landing Erik Karlsson grew exponentially.
So let’s examine why it went from pure fantasy to merely now a dream scenario.
Early in the week, the thought of Karlsson, arguably one of the top five players in the league when he’s at his best, seemed a pipe dream, something conjured up only in fantasy hockey or internet message boards.
On Wednesday, ho...

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