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04-25-2013, 10:42 PM
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27 minutes. Just give him the Norris for this year too.

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04-25-2013, 10:43 PM
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27 minutes. Just give him the Norris for this year too.
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04-25-2013, 11:08 PM
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He was awesome, and it looked like his rust was unrelated to any pain in his ankle. Adding him to this team gives us a real good chance in Round 1.

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04-25-2013, 11:08 PM
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We are watching hockey history being written.
This isn't emphasized enough.

We are watching one of the greatest careers to be had.

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04-25-2013, 11:14 PM
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With Karlsson on our team, I know we can win a Cup.

Maybe not this year, or the next, but I know we can. It will happen. I just hope he's a Senator when it does.

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04-25-2013, 11:17 PM
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This isn't emphasized enough.

We are watching one of the greatest careers to be had.
If he stays the course his name will be spoken with the likes of Niklas Lidstrom, Raymond Bourque and Bobby Orr...

Words cannot describe how amazing he is. TSN was gushing about him all night.

I don't know when, but he will lead this team to a Stanley Cup.

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04-25-2013, 11:19 PM
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I just hope he's a Senator when it does.
There has never ever been anything that would have make me change teams alliances. If Ottawa was no more I don't think I would track hockey as much as I do now etc...

Hossa to me was the Ottawa Senators and when he was traded I was beyond devastated but still a Sens fan.

However, if we ever let Karlsson go for any reason whatsoever, I'm going to have to sit down and think about my career as a fan.

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04-25-2013, 11:24 PM
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Karlsson will never leave. Ever.

I think up to this point it was a given that when Alfie eventually hangs them up Spezza would get the C...I think Erik will now.

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04-25-2013, 11:27 PM
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Remember this thread?

LOL.

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1397625

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04-25-2013, 11:29 PM
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Gotta love Karlsson. Probably one of my favorite players. I still can't believe he came back to playing just after ~2 months. Freaking crazy stuff, and on top of that played so many minutes and got two assists today. You guys are damn lucky to have him. Respect to Karlsson.

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04-25-2013, 11:47 PM
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I don't think this can be posted enough.


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04-25-2013, 11:54 PM
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How was his wheels? Did he look slower than before?

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04-25-2013, 11:56 PM
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How was his wheels? Did he look slower than before?
You could tell it'll be a bit til he's as mobile as he was pre-Cooke.

He didn't do his end to end stuff. He played a more passive style similar to Lidstrom. It's amazing that even when he's not using his speed, he's still probably the best player out there. Insane hockey smarts.

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04-25-2013, 11:59 PM
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No one bump this please. Keep it hidden until next year.

Hab fans getting way too cocky this year.

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How was his wheels? Did he look slower than before?
Not really. First half of the game he didn't want to skate as fast or as good as he used to and I thought he was impacted cause of the injury obviously but second half he had those orgasmic sprints where he'd be first player back defensively and first player up a couple times. It was really funny to see, it was like he was challenging everyone.

Kind of like a hockey player playing against guys who join a fantasy camp and you go harder than usual for 10 seconds to show them what's good.

He looked perfectly fine, he wasn't as fast per say but it's because he didn't want to be yet, maybe couldn't sustain so he didn't want to even really bother, he was still the best player on the ice, LOL.

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04-26-2013, 12:02 AM
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I was watching NHL tonight and they had a short post game chat with EK.
After his 2A +2 and 27 min on the ice. He says he was disappointed with his game and should have played better. He specified that 2points were important but his game wasn't up to were it should be. I think the peak of his career is going to be historical.

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04-26-2013, 12:37 AM
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I just absolutely love this kid (and yeah, I'm an old lady, so he's a kid to me!).

But I've watched him from the beginning and its not even his skill that I love the most about him.

He's got the work ethic and determination like no other. Each year he gets better, each year he proves people wrong. And does it with humility.

He will never accept mediocrity, and mediocrity in his eyes seems to be one of the best. He just has this amazing desire to continually improve (regardless of if he's the best or not).

And he's got an amazing personality and locker-room character. I just think of him on the Alfie 400th goal, or after Gonchar's fight (him applauding him from the bench). He's truly a quality guy even beyond the skill he has.

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04-26-2013, 01:56 AM
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Just to put in perspective how many shots Karlsson takes, here is his season totals compared to some other players.

Equal to (71 shots):
Nail Yakupov
Matt Read
Nikolai Kulemin
Victor Hedman

Greater than:
Henrik Sedin
Brian Campbell
Lubomir Visnovsky
Cory Conacher
Mike Ribeiro

All those mentioned have played 40+ games, and most full seasons.

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04-26-2013, 02:16 AM
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Just to put in perspective how many shots Karlsson takes, here is his season totals compared to some other players.

Equal to (71 shots):
Nail Yakupov
Matt Read
Nikolai Kulemin
Victor Hedman

Greater than:
Henrik Sedin
Brian Campbell
Lubomir Visnovsky
Cory Conacher
Mike Ribeiro

All those mentioned have played 40+ games, and most full seasons.
I've never seen a defenseman so involved offensively in my life. Remember, these are just shots on goal. That's crazy. If his skating was what it was tonight for the rest of his career, he'd still be a 60+ pt defenseman, imo. Possibly even more, because you know he'd find a way to keep putting up major points.

I bet come playoff time, he'll be skating pretty good. Probably not what he was at earlier this year, but fairly close. He'll be pushing it hard.

As I said in a different thread, I wouldn't be surprised if there was a season he actually averaged around 30 minutes per game (27-35 mins per game). His stamina is elite (insert Condra joke). We're easily a better team when he's on the ice than when he's not on, so I wouldn't be surprised. I think he can handle those minutes.

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04-26-2013, 07:43 AM
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It was great to see him back on the ice. I think most people recognize that he brought a boost to the team. However his skating is not yet what it was (that should have been obvious going in though). The question is whether or not it's a conditioning thing or just that he's not comfortable yet going ham.

We'll see in the next few games...but he was still very good for the Sens regardless. His intelligence and hockey sense made him barely skip a beat.

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04-26-2013, 08:38 AM
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How was his wheels? Did he look slower than before?
It got better as the game went on, as did his instincts and assertiveness.

He wasn't lying when he said he's got more to give.

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04-26-2013, 08:40 AM
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I was watching NHL tonight and they had a short post game chat with EK.
After his 2A +2 and 27 min on the ice. He says he was disappointed with his game and should have played better. He specified that 2points were important but his game wasn't up to were it should be. I think the peak of his career is going to be historical.
There's a good enough chance there will be a collection of competent people that think hemight be the best player in the game. He has the puck too much, and that's what the game is now.

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04-26-2013, 09:35 AM
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I don't think this can be posted enough.
OMG! That's incredible!

Has to be used as an avatar.

"Subban for Norris?" and then


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04-26-2013, 10:16 AM
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It was great to see him back on the ice. I think most people recognize that he brought a boost to the team. However his skating is not yet what it was (that should have been obvious going in though). The question is whether or not it's a conditioning thing or just that he's not comfortable yet going ham.

We'll see in the next few games...but he was still very good for the Sens regardless. His intelligence and hockey sense made him barely skip a beat.
I don't think his skating will improve (or be back to what it was) until next season. IMO. He has lost those surrounding muscles because of lack of movement in that leg, and it will take quite a while to build them back up.

People shouldn't be expecting the "Karlsson from pre-injury" until at least next season.

But just having him to help the PP and his offensive awareness will be huge for this team!

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04-26-2013, 10:19 AM
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OMG! That's incredible!

Has to be used as an avatar.

"Subban for Norris?" and then

Lmao, brilliant post.

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04-26-2013, 12:20 PM
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He was probably the best player on the ice and id guesstimate he was at maybe 70% explosiveness.

he just sees and thinks the game better than everyone else.


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