2nd most impactful Sens player (modern era)
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10-22-2012, 05:54 PM
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Phillips-might not be considered a better defenceman, but I think his leadership and personality had more impact then Redden collecting 2nd assists on the PP.
Chara- physical presence was a huge impact, I guess its a wash between Redden and Chara...personal choice.
Karlsson- this last season was the definition of impact.
So your argument for Phillips is based off 'leadership and personality'? Phillips has 7 seasons as an A, including this lockout-year. Redden had 9, not including the 04-05 lockout season. Asserting 'Phillips was a better leader' is unfounded conjecture.
Chara and Redden is a lot more arguable. Both were assistants during their tenure, both were great players. Chara's advantage in defence and physicality equalled Redden's advantage offensively and on the breakout. So the only real advantage either had is in their longevity - Redden was more impactful because he was a productive player for this franchise over a longer period of time.
Karlsson's season was definitely impactful. I have never argued it wasn't. I have argued that one dominant season doesn't necessarily trump a half decade of very good seasons (top-15 for pts among D, 0.5 PPG+ seasons).
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