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10-24-2012, 11:45 AM
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Lol, people seem to be forgetting that for a couple years before Karlsson we brought in the likes of CAMPOLI, BRENDAN ****ING BELL and gave them top minutes to be that offensive weapon. We were a wreck and our offense suffered. Karlsson changed all of that and not just his impact last year. Karlsson also went from being help from the back to BEING THE OFFENSE.
Karlsson's personal accomplishments last year overshadow his accomplishments with the Sens. We became lethal cause of him. He was on the ice for most goals scored by ANY PLAYER in the league. And youngest to be top defense man since ORR.
It's Karlsson, it's not close.
When on earth was Campoli or Bell given top minutes?
Bell's one year here was as a PP specialist, and he averaged about 17:43 a game (7th on the team for D). Sure he was 3rd in PP time, but that was the only part of his game that was NHL level so why wouldn't he be used there? His 15 PP pts was good for 45th in the league for Dmen that year despite only playing 53 games.
A better case could be made for Campoli but he topped out 18:58 mins/g with Ottawa (his season avg was 19:32 because he played more with NYI) in his first year, good 4th on the team barely ahead of Brian Lee. Campoli received 2nd pairing PP time, so again, not really top minutes.
Anyhow, I'll stick with Redden, with the caveat that he will likely be surpassed by Karlsson. Redden probably gave us 5 straight years of top 10 2-way defensive play, and to me 5 years of very good to elite, is better than 1 year of elite. If you were to as who had the biggest single season impact, Karlsson wins easily.
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