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Top Offensive Catalyst on Ottawa

View Poll Results: Top Offensive Catalyst on Ottawa
Spezza 26 38.24%
EK 41 60.29%
Alfie 1 1.47%
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02-29-2012, 10:21 PM
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Top Offensive Catalyst on Ottawa

Curious who you believe is the main guy when it comes to creating offense. Spezza? EK? Alfie? Konopka?

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02-29-2012, 10:27 PM
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A good pass gives anyone a good chance to score (well except Condra, he needs a really good chance to score) so I say EK

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02-29-2012, 10:29 PM
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Went with Karlsson because I believe he is more important to the breakout than any of the other nominees, and because I feel our PP is heavily reliant on his puckwork from the point. A strong case can be made for Spezza though.

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02-29-2012, 10:40 PM
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Erik Karlsson is a big part of Ottawa's lineup but I still think Spezza fuels this team offensively.

Just look at the stretch where the Senators lost seven in a row. Dean Brown and Potvin both mentioned that when they were losing all those games Spezza wasn't scoring. As soon as Spezza started contributing again the team returned to their normal winning ways.

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02-29-2012, 10:44 PM
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Karlsson for sure.

Everytime he recieves the puck starting a breakout that puck is on a teammates stick and is inside the opposition zone. He creates so much offense for this team.

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02-29-2012, 10:49 PM
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02-29-2012, 10:59 PM
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I know this won't be a popular opinion, but Chris Neil seems to me to get everyone going more visibly than any other Senator.

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02-29-2012, 11:00 PM
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Karlsson. He cuts the rink in half at times. That's the best way I can find to explain it. Every time he starts the puck the other direction it's like the whole Sens team is skating downhill. The reason Maclean has been able to implement his quick-attack style of play is Karlsson's transition ability.

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I know this won't be a popular opinion, but Chris Neil seems to me to get everyone going more visibly than any other Senator.
He is a huge part of this team in my opinion, but to say he is the offensive catalyst is a stretch. Would love to see him get an "A" when Philips and Alfie are gone

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02-29-2012, 11:09 PM
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Spezza. When he's off his game, the whole team plays poorly.

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Just look at the stretch where the Senators lost seven in a row. Dean Brown and Potvin both mentioned that when they were losing all those games Spezza wasn't scoring. As soon as Spezza started contributing again the team returned to their normal winning ways.
Meanwhile, Karlsson was still getting points.

1st -10 points
2nd - 8 points
3rd - 7 points
4th - 12 points
5th - 10 points
6th - 13 points
7th - 13 points (in 5 games)

If you look at his production, he's remarkably consistent. He's only gone 4 games without a point.

Spezza has been consistent this year too, but slightly less.

Obviously it's a tough call. Both guys are viable MVP candidates, and there's no right answer.

You can't replace Karlsson on the back-end, and you can't replace Spezza on the front-end.

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02-29-2012, 11:12 PM
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Spezza. When he's off his game, the whole team plays poorly.
Not a good thing. The fact that he's inconsistent shifts this in Karlsson's favor.

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02-29-2012, 11:22 PM
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Not a good thing. The fact that he's inconsistent shifts this in Karlsson's favor.
The poll was top catalyst (IE sparks the team with his own play)

The point is, Spezza's play usually establishes how the team plays as well.

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Not a good thing. The fact that he's inconsistent shifts this in Karlsson's favor.
Well, for fun, I'll do it again for Spezza.

1st -13 points
2nd - 6 points
3rd - 9 points
4th - 12 points
5th - 10 points
6th - 13 points
7th - 8 points (in 5 games)

What's interesting is that his scoring is more spread out than Karlsson, but in 10 game increments, it's still relatively consistent.

In some respects, it's not surprising that they have similar point totals given that points are not accumulated in a vacuum.

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Had to go with Spezza here because he's the guy the puck always goes through in the offensive zone before a goal is scored.

In even strength play either Spezza rushes the puck or Karlsson does and then feeds it to Spezza in the offensive zone.

Love them both can we just vote Sperlsson?

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The poll was top catalyst (IE sparks the team with his own play)

The point is, Spezza's play usually establishes how the team plays as well.
Karlsson is the ultimate consistent offensive player, we don't know how the team would react if he stunk for any length of time.

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02-29-2012, 11:31 PM
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Karlsson is the ultimate consistent offensive player, we don't know how the team would react if he stunk for any length of time.
This is not a debate that can be won. Some people think it's Spezza, some think it's Karlsson, and in reality they're probably too intertwined to tell with any certainty.

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02-29-2012, 11:38 PM
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This is not a debate that can be won. Some people think it's Spezza, some think it's Karlsson, and in reality they're probably too intertwined to tell with any certainty.
Well, I don't care who it is as long as they keep doing what their doing.

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02-29-2012, 11:52 PM
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*edit* I picked Spezza by accident in the poll. Anyway of undoing it?

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I know this won't be a popular opinion, but Chris Neil seems to me to get everyone going more visibly than any other Senator.
Neil is the team's jumpbox (i.e. when the battery is almost dead and needs a good kick to turn over, Neil does his thing.)

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03-01-2012, 12:57 AM
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Anderson.

Show me another goalie with 4 points.

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03-01-2012, 01:46 AM
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In theory,

Whoever has the most assists...

So EK.

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Anyone remember last year without Spezza? *shudder*

While Karlsson is better this year overall... I'm going with Spez in this one.

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