Thread: Proposal: NY Islanders - Ottawa
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01-03-2013, 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by empire7 View Post
Um.. how do you figure that? Karlsson is a defenseman while Tavares is a first line center. Not to mention Tavares has a very friendly contract. He will be a top 5 center in the NHL in a couple of years. Already is top 10.
The best defenceman in the league is worth more than a top 10 centre. Karlsson finished 8th in Hart Trophy voting while Tavares didn't receive a single vote for it.

Karlsson plays more minutes than Tavares and can be counted on to excel in any situation.

Tavares' contract isn't any more friendly than Karlsson's. It does have a cap hit of a million less per season but it is also a year shorter.

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