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02-10-2013, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by HavlatMach9 View Post
Doubt you've seen Chara more than Bruins fans in the last 8 years.
Why are you picking some arbitrary number of years?

Karlsson has played at the top level for a short amount of time.
So? Chara's been around for a long time. Does that mean that he's regressing now?

Kalsson's strength is the transition game, for which there's no evidence of immunity to a defensive system.
Karlsson doesn't have one strength. He has many. He is strong at winning the puck in corners. He's strong at getting the puck on net. He's strong at stripping attackers of the puck. And his strength at the transition game is that he can skate around the opposition and he can consistently put a perfect tape to tape pass on the stick of a rushing forward.

Chara has won a cup but it doesn't mean very much as he has had many chances at it, never mind that winning is a team game. It's easy to guess how Karlsson would do in the playoffs, but he has to actually do what we think he can do. Chara is my answer.
Karlsson has been consistently excellent in the playoffs. Chara has not.

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