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02-14-2013, 08:13 AM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ottawa, ON
Oh where to begin. When I heard of the news last night, I was at work and I just couldnt believe it. I didnt want to believe it. I got drunk and baked last night and all me and my buddy did was rant and vent about everything. Now that I've slept on it, here's my take:
What makes this injury so devastating is that Karlsson was on pace to better his numbers from last year's Norris winning season. He looked like the early favourite for the Norris and was definitely in the running for the Hart. He's currently (still) the league leader in SOG, playing very effectively on the PK and toying with opponents on a nightly basis. Essentially, this was going to be the season that Karlsson put all his doubters and naysayers in their place.
With that said, a lost season hurts, but what most of us are worried about is how he will come back from a devastating injury such as this one, especially considering the elite skating Karlsson possesses. It may take time, a lot of time, but I do believe Karlsson will be back to this level. Obviously, we've been spoiled as fans and don't want to wait, but it is inevitable. We need to trust the training staff, the doctors and most importantly to Karlsson to have the dedication to come back from this injury.
Karlsson has already displayed his elite skills and high IQ, therefore I'm taking the optimistic approach and saying he will be back as good as he was. He is only 22, he should be able to have a full recovery.
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