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01-06-2013, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by John Holmes View Post
How are teams going to focus on Karlsson more than they already have been?

Stare hard and concentrate when he is on the ice? Bend spoons with their mind power?

"OK guys, I want you to watch out for this #65 kid that has obviously been overlooked as he put up 78 points and won the Norris without anybody noticing and trying to stop him."
Funny, but the Rangers (and teams toward the end of the year) started noticing that Karlsson passed to his D partner a lot, or tries a little squeeze rush. As the Rangers demonstrated, it's entirely possible to neutralize him for extended periods. As mediocre as Kuba was, he could also move the puck. Methot is...blech. I'm expecting a bit of a regression from this book but that's fine as they're not on the cusp of contending. With the new draft rules it might be worth doing a semi-tank if we're not in the mix come early March and just load up on more prospects for that time when we are able to contend...

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