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02-23-2012, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Halifaxhab View Post
Quick answer to the OP.

Yes....and No.

No, he will not be as good offensively. Karlsson is a 50-60pt Dman. Subban 35-45pts. Not bad but not as good. Karlsson is having a dream year and is clicking massively on the PP. If MTL PP was any good Subban could easily have 10-20 pts more already this season.

Yes, he will be much better defensively, as he already is and is continuing to improve there. Subban also adds a physical and phsycological aspect that Karlsson doesn't have.

Basically I see Subban as more complete. But Karlsson being the flashier, more offensively talented Dman.
I think it's extremely unfair to label Subban as a 35-45 point defenseman. He put up 38 points as a rookie. This year has been an off year for the entire team. Subban will be a 45+ point defenseman for almost every season for the next 10-12 years. He's still developing.

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