Thread: Proposal: NY Islanders - Ottawa
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01-01-2013, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Leafs87 View Post
Saying karlsson is better then daughty petro or weber, I kind of ask myself the same question about you that you just asked.
You and a bunch of HF posters surely know better than the pros who voted Karlsson for the Norris? Yet another thread that has turned into a Karlsson pissing contest.

Karlsson’s trade value is in the same level as Crosby, Malkin, Ovi, and Stamkos. As a player, he is the most dominant defenceman - just plays defence differently (yet effectively). This is not a player benefitting from a system or a change in era (post ’05 lockout "New NHL").

It will take a few seasons for the naysayers to lose their weapons. Weber and Chara, for all their great attributes, are not on the same level in terms of trade value. Doughty and Pie will become perennial Norris contenders and they are more traditional in their styles of play - but that don’t make them any better than your reigning Norris winner (the youngest since Orr). Karlsson’s a unique talent - there’s no player like him in the league.

As for the original post, there is no way NYI lets Tavares go for such a package. Call him a superstar, call him overrated, but JT is everything to NYI. He’s what Alfie meant to Ottawa in his prime years. All that at age 22.

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