Gackle: the Erik Karlsson experiment hinges on Sharks’ playoff success

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — The great Erik Karlsson experiment is hanging on a muscle tendon.When Doug Wilson pulled off the trade of the decade by acquiring Karlsson on the eve of training camp, the hockey world appeared to be the Sharks oyster. Karlsson’s addition to a blue line that already featured Brent Burns and Marc-Edouard Vlasic made the Sharks instant Stanley Cup front runners.They delivered on that promise for 19 games, …last_img