I agree with this and I actually think it's great for Cowen to be with Karlsson because Karlsson is the best option for keeping Cowen's troubles right now mitigated.
That said Methot showed last year, with Karlsson injured, that he's a legit top pairing defenceman. He was our MVP after Spezza, Karlsson and Anderson went down.
I was thinking about this as well. Coach could not have made the switch before this week because EK was still having problem with his own game. The timing was right for Cowen to be match and develop paired with King K
I've done it before, as a forward, but what makes it even more impressive for Karlsson is:
- He's a D.
- Doing it pretty much at full speed
- Puts just enough on it to go to his stick. In my case I needed 2-3 strides to catch up to the puck after. lol.
- He does it with his left skate. With the positioning in this case, that's way harder than doing it with his right foot, in full stride. Personally I'm also less coordinated with the left since I'm a righty.
The fact Spezza just kinda launched it into his feet.
I think people underestimate how much easier it is to play a puck off your skates than it looks, but ya, an impressive play given the fact it's going at NHL speed.
Two year deal then hellllloooooo unrestricted free agency. Goodbye habitants - hello archrival Ottawa
Seriously i think they've made a terrible mistake and would love to see them pay for it.
He is 2 years away from signing for as much money as he wants from any team in the league.
2 year bridge deal then aurevoir.
who cares about the 8th year, he could sign for 7 years 8 + million from 29 other teams in July 2016.
that must be very tempting.
Last edited by Wondercarrot: 11-07-2013 at 10:34 AM.
I wouldn't be surprised to see Subban leave Montreal when he becomes a UFA, he doesn't seem to get the respect he deserves as a Norris Trophy winner from the organization & from the coach. Maybe it's just my perspective but I could see him move somewhere else. Karlsson is the better goal scorer but I think Subban does a lot of things well including hit, although ... he is a little too mouthy.