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03-15-2012, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by phillyfanatic View Post
It isn't?

Karlsson entered Wednesday's game tied for seventh in NHL scoring with 69 points, and if he can stay close to that slot, he'd be the first defenceman to finish in the Top 10 since Brian Leetch was ninth, with 102 points, in 1991-92.

Yes, 20 years ago.
Meh. I agree with McNasty. That is certainly impressive but I wouldn't call it earth shattering. This is a down year for points by forwards. Since the lockout, 82 points (assuming a PPG pace) would get you in the top 10 this year and last year (another down year for forwards). Whe Mike Green put up 76 points in I think 2009 he was 20th. Now, I will say that if Karlsson can sneak into the top 5 this may be a different story. I know he is close but its hard to say he deserves it over a 50 goal scorer, Malkin with his PPG numbers, and Lundqvist with his insane numbers. Impressive? Absolutely. Better than Stammer, Malkin, and Lundqvist? Not at this point. Get up into that top five and I'd start singing a different tune.

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