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04-26-2013, 12:28 PM
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Wasn't explosive as others have said. Watching some old clips of him, the first few steps of him were frighteningly fast. Still yesterday he was at least as fast as anyone else like Karlsson himself said.

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04-26-2013, 01:26 PM
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When he took that first wind-up 44 seconds into the game. I.. felt like my world was at ease..

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04-26-2013, 07:49 PM
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I want one more than anything: http://www.the613.com/products/karlsonn

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Yeah it's a joke.


I wonder if they will update it every time he wins a Norris. That's seriously awesome though.

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04-27-2013, 03:07 AM
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Where would he rank if he never gets his wheels back? Just like Orr, the wheels is the one thing that (mostly) sets him apart from the rest of the field.

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04-27-2013, 04:24 AM
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In that unlikely event, he'll merely be an improved Lidstrom.

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04-27-2013, 01:42 PM
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Where would he rank if he never gets his wheels back? Just like Orr, the wheels is the one thing that (mostly) sets him apart from the rest of the field.
Exactly, it's his skating that sets him apart from others as it was for Bobby Orr. Unfortunately for Orr his injuries & specifically his knees gave out. Karlsson will be a marked man in the playoffs & throughout his career, hopefully he will be quick enough & smart enough to avoid most hits but it's the cowards like Cooke that hit you when you have your back turned that you really have to wtch out for & sometimes can't avoid.

Should be interesting in this yr's playoffs if anyone takes a run at Karlsson or does something like Boyle did, I imagine there will be an instant response to it, I doubt they wait a game to respond.

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04-27-2013, 01:48 PM
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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!
Guy, his stride noticeably improved as the game went on. Practice to game is a different ball game. His skating will likely improve game to game and so will his comfort in game play. And when the playoffs hit, adrenaline could take over.

Generally speaking, I don't think there's much point in creating expectations one way or another. He'll probably get better, it only makes sense after 2 months off of game play. But how much is really up in the air. But ya, I wouldn't underestimate the different playoff adrenaline could make....players play through injuries normal people wouldn't be able to walk with through playoffs. Often times you can't even tell. And by all account, the achilles itself is 100% healed...but when you have an injury that affects your daily movement, just walking, its gonna take time to develop trust in it...but maybe not long. When I ruptured my spleen, I coughed cautiously for almost a year after it was fully healed, when it wasn't healed, it was awkward to cough. Now I'm not suggesting that it will take that long to get comfortable, had I been in elite coughing competitions, I'd have probably got my act together real fast. Especially if I was going head on to the championship round.


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04-27-2013, 02:30 PM
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Where would he rank if he never gets his wheels back? Just like Orr, the wheels is the one thing that (mostly) sets him apart from the rest of the field.
Even if his skating doesn't go back to what it was he will still be the best defense man in the league for years to come.

However, his wheels make him not only the best defender but in conversation for best player every single year.

With that being said, as MoO mentions, last game you could tell as the game went on his improved and a couple times he used those wheels for beautiful bursts. He hasn't lost it which is marvelous news for us.

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04-27-2013, 02:41 PM
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I know he's fast, but to me it seems it's his vision, the speed at which he sees and thinks the game, that sets up apart for other D.

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04-27-2013, 02:44 PM
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I know he's fast, but to me it seems it's his vision, the speed at which he sees and thinks the game, that sets up apart for other D.
His vision, terrific IQ, amazing ability to get the puck on net, stickwork and passing creativity are not matched by any defender in the league.

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04-27-2013, 04:25 PM
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I was thinking of heading out today to do a few things, however with Erik playing. I am watching no matter what. He is amazing and I will watch every second of a game he plays no matter what.

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It will take some time for his skating to return to the level it was pre injury. Give or take a year and he will be back to normal.

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04-28-2013, 03:35 PM
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Guy, his stride noticeably improved as the game went on. Practice to game is a different ball game. His skating will likely improve game to game and so will his comfort in game play. And when the playoffs hit, adrenaline could take over.

Generally speaking, I don't think there's much point in creating expectations one way or another. He'll probably get better, it only makes sense after 2 months off of game play. But how much is really up in the air. But ya, I wouldn't underestimate the different playoff adrenaline could make....players play through injuries normal people wouldn't be able to walk with through playoffs. Often times you can't even tell. And by all account, the achilles itself is 100% healed...but when you have an injury that affects your daily movement, just walking, its gonna take time to develop trust in it...but maybe not long. When I ruptured my spleen, I coughed cautiously for almost a year after it was fully healed, when it wasn't healed, it was awkward to cough. Now I'm not suggesting that it will take that long to get comfortable, had I been in elite coughing competitions, I'd have probably got my act together real fast. Especially if I was going head on to the championship round.
First off, not a guy.

But... I think you misunderstand what my point is.

This is Karlsson at his worst. Essentially. I agree that he did get better, but its nothing what he was like. And it shouldn't be expected that he will be.

I don't expect his skating to be back to pre-injury until he has an offseason of training. And I don't think that is at all unrealistic to think. He would have lost nearly all his surrounding muscle in that leg, and it will take quite a while to build up again. Plus getting used to Kevlar socks at the same time (which I know Karlsson stated he didn't like them because of how he felt skating with them).

I think the most we can expect from Karlsson at this point is great hockey IQ, help on the PP and some great passes and point shots. Beyond that, whatever he does is an absolutely miracle!

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04-28-2013, 09:24 PM
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Thank you... Oh, Karlsson...

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04-28-2013, 09:29 PM
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It is scary that EK is clearly not skating as strongly as pre-injury. Missing that incredible roadrunner take off from a standing start.

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04-28-2013, 09:31 PM
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Karlsson played a ****** period 1 and 2, looking every bit like somebody coming back from a long-term injury and still not at a 100%.

EK65 showed up on the 3rd period. He owned it.

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04-28-2013, 09:39 PM
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It is scary that EK is clearly not skating as strongly as pre-injury. Missing that incredible roadrunner take off from a standing start.
For some reason when we play the Bruins we look lazy, slow and disinterested. Don't judge EK on his performance tonight, judge him in the other games he played since coming back.

He was skating great in the game against the Flyers. I expect he'll be the same against the Habs.

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04-28-2013, 09:39 PM
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I really hope he regains his speed by next season.. it's so weird to see him skate so....averagely(if that's the right word for it??) out there.

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He was skating great in the game against the Flyers. I expect he'll be the same against the Habs.
He had problems in the Flyers game as well. Several players walked around him near the net. We have some time off so he should be better come Thursday.

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He had problems in the Flyers game as well. Several players walked around him near the net. We have some time off so he should be better come Thursday.
That was more of a positioning issue. Didn't put himself between the opposing player and the net, as he opted to stickcheck the opposition instead.

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He had problems in the Flyers game as well. Several players walked around him near the net. We have some time off so he should be better come Thursday.
He is not having too many issues pivoting, it is just his explosive speed off the start and his over all top speed that have been very noticeable. He is still faster than nearly every skater he goes against. His speed and maneuverability will return in the next while -- he will be back to normal eventually.

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