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Open Thread: Erik Karlsson press conference

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Listen to the newest Shark talk with Doug Wilson and Pete DeBoer.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 21: Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators speaks with the media during a press availability on June 21, 2016 at the Encore Ballroom in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2016 NHL Award Ceremony will by held on June 22 at the Encore Theater at Wynn Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Erik Karlsson attended his first practice with the Sharks this morning and made himself at home at SAP Center.

Even seeing him skating in a Sharks practice jersey next to Joe Pavelski doesn’t quite feel real, but it’s the first glimpse we’ve gotten of what’s to come.

At 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET, General Manager Doug Wilson and Head Coach Pete DeBoer will be hosting a press conference with Erik Karlsson after his first day in the Bay. The conference will be broadcast on the Sharks’ website.

Use this as an open thread to talk about quotes from Wilson, DeBoer and Karlsson as they introduce him as a San Jose Shark. For real.


Update: Here’s the press conference in full: