Karlsson Appreciation Thread
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02-08-2013, 08:25 PM
Join Date: Jul 2012
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The amazing thing is EACH month of his career he has clearly improved in pretty much every aspect of the game. He is better this year then last year when he was unbelievable. He just got interviewed on The Team this week and he is not happy with his game now!!!! Karlsson is a Crosby, Kobe, Jordan, Gretzky like player. Not that he is that good but he could be.... But he is that driven and committed, he wants to be the best and never stops finding ways to improve his game. He is sure of himself and despite all of that he does not seem selfish, or arrogant or not part of the team.
It is unbelievable to have Karlsson here. Realistically we have a couple of more seasons of him improving physically. He will always get better at the thinking part of the game. I think he is possibly the best player in the world now... Or 3rd to Crosby and Malkin, and his trajectory of improvement seems to not have levelled off either. It is remarkable.
I am biased, but I said this to my brother and my friends in his second year... Karlsson is going to be the best player in the world... And in not that long. Watching him live in SBP is such a gift and you can really see his dominance of the entire ice surface far more than on TV.
The biggest strength he has is his attitude. The only thing that can stop him from being among the best defencemen in history is injury.
I definitely agree with this.
And the thing I do love about Karlsson is his drive to ALWAYS be better.
He had that when he first started and went back down to Bingo. And he still has that now. Its incredible to just watch his growth as a player -- and to think he really thinks he can be better... and when Karlsson says that he likely will be.
I've always enjoyed Karlsson, but I've always been slightly reserved at his play. Especially just blabbing about it.
But its absolutely incredible to watch the Sens play -- and it always seems that no one even tries to target Karlsson. He is so slick and smooth out there, it looks like no one can touch him. Its really incredible. And not something seen often. Its almost like some games, he's completely untouchable. Its like he could do it all alone. And then he's got such excitement when he plays -- I love watching him on the bench after someone scores, or he makes a really cool play. He just is so excited!
That said, I still stay slightly apprehensive, I wouldn't say he is HANDS DOWN the best player out there. But he stays consistently like this -- and continues on his trajectory of improvement he's been on, he will be that player. And how exciting is that!!!
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