Don't forget Robin Lehner who looks to be the 'tender of the future for the Sens. I think they will be alright once they get their offensive game rolling...Any one of Yakupov ,Grigorenko and Forsberg would look great in the capital!
If you want to read about Karlsson's "bad defensive game", go to any forum on HFboards, take your mouse and randomly click on the page, and you will have an entire library of literature focusing on Karlsson's defensive woes at your disposal.
I don't recommend watching Sens games though. You might be disapointed.
The Karlsson hate is getting out of hand. He is the best PKing defenseman on the team. Everybody is just jealous, that's what it is. Haters gonna hate.
It's posts like these that make people hate on Karlsson so much. Most Ottawa fans 'overrate' him and most other fans bash him because of this. He's an excellent offensive defenceman (arguably top 5 in the league at generating offence) but he's far from solid defensively. He CAN be good defensively but he's very inconsistent in that respect. That doesn't mean he can't be solid and consistent defensively in the future.
He also isn't our best PKing defenceman. I would put at the very least Phillips ahead of him.
Back to the subject at hand...I could see Columbus, Winnipeg or Montreal getting Yakupov. I'm hoping that Winnipeg gets him because I don't want Montreal to have him and Columbus is a ****hole of a franchise right now. I still can't believe they traded Voracek and their 1st round pick (Couturier) for Carter. I know some people might have thought it was a good trade at the time, but I don't think Carter fits in in Columbus at all.