Vs Pittsburgh, it's as if like Karlsson never played, did nothing that Karlsson normally does, looked rough on the ice and on the bench. 2 days later (last night), we're back to the better Karlsson than last year.
He's just a player that works so hard to get better and better. He has such passion for the game, and wants to win. Its great to see. And he knows his strengths and weaknesses, and uses his strengths to cover up the fact that he may not be all that physical.
People always say EK will be shut down, but its been like 2 years now. He's a force!
What I absolutely love about EK is his ability to play with crazy swagger on the ice and be a pretty humble guy off the ice who tries to improve as much as he can without taking games off. If he isn't having a good game you can't say he isn't trying.
I will lose my **** if people call him one-dimensional now.
Yeah, it was always overstated but now it's totally BS. Every night he's taking puck after puck off opposing forwards' sticks. And then moving around them like they're standing still and launching a rush the other way.
Dare someone to start a thread about him on the main boards lol.
Time to start a false modesty thread. Start flattering Pietrangelo, Subban, Letang, Weber, Chara to no end. Pooh-pooh any lauding of Karlsson's talents and evidence of his game becoming more defensively well-rounded.