Thread: Injury Report: Matt Carkner
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11-30-2011, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by LeTigre View Post
If my rough calculations are correct it's about 3.13 goals for with him in and 3.11 without him. Almost identical. But the team is 9-6 with him in.
He's also a -6. But that can change drastically from day to day. Cowen was a -4 last night while Phillips was a +4 last night.

I like Rundblad, but he gets beat wide a lot. I think he'll adjust to that soon(ish) though. His skating and hockey sense are top notch. He's not afraid of contact. His puck handling is awesome. It's just the pace of the game and positioning right now.

Best of all, I think Rundblad's presence has actually pushed Karlsson to be a better player. I think maybe Karlsson was somewhat challenged by Rundblad coming in so highly rated. A lot of people still think Rundblad may turn out to be a better player in a year or two. That competition is lighting a fire under Karlsson and he has elevated his game.

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