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02-05-2013, 11:52 AM
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Erik Karlsson should be in the discussion for best player in the world

There, I said what pretty much every Sens fan has been thinking this year.

Amazingly, Karlsson has been significantly better than he was last season when he won the Norris trophy. At some point between last season and this year he became the best stickhandler in the league. He looks like Kovalev, except his success rate is nearly 100. He glides around players without effort, and they struggle to get the puck from him.

He is a rock defensively, only ever playing against top lines and being put in all situations....PP, PK, and ES. To give you an idea of the effect he has on the team, the Sens are +8 in scoring chances this season, but when EK isnt on the ice they are -7!

Its a regular occurrence to see Karlsson strip an attacker of the puck, skate it into the offensive end (going through 2 or the players on the way mind you) and then make a great pass creating a chance. When he is on the ice there is almost never a quality chance against Ottawa, but are constantly great chances for Ottawa.

So there, I said it. Blast away.

Oh, and also....he is currently leading the Finnish Elite League in defensive scoring

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As long as Crosby and Malkin are around, Karlsson won't be considered at all. That said, there's nothing wrong with that.

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No, he shouldn't.

There I said it.

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He's a bust.

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Dont do this for the love of god

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He shouldn't even be remotely considered for best player in the world.

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I can see him winning the Norris again this year. Such a great player.

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Oh come on! Enough of these threads already!

This horse has been beaten so bad, I can't even tell if it is a horse anymore...

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No way is he the best in the world. He wasn't even the best defenseman last year.

Signed, every person whose favorite team isn't the Sens.

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I'll take Karlsson over any D-men in the league, and every forward except Malkin, Crosby, and Stamkos. Give him this entire season and maybe next and I'll take him over anybody.

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No way is he the best in the world. He wasn't even the best defenseman last year.

Signed, every person whose favorite team isn't the Sens.
My favorite team is the Red Wings, and Erik Karlsson was the best defenseman last year.

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Great player and I'm sure he'll be in the running for the Norris this year. I'm a huge fan of Karlsson but in the discussion for best player in the world? Nah. Not a chance.

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I only saw one game with him this season, and he made at least 4 horrible plays leading to scoring chances for the opposing team.

Is this thread a joke?

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Weren't you the one that made the Sens >>> nhl thread, and they promptly went on to have one of the biggest collapses in history?

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My favorite team is the Red Wings, and Erik Karlsson was the best defenseman last year.
+1 from a Flames fan.

inb4 Weber

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I'll take Karlsson over any D-men in the league, and every forward except Malkin, Crosby, and Stamkos. Give him this entire season and maybe next and I'll take him over anybody.
I'd take Big Buff over any (so long as there was some guarantee of his health). Karlsson is great, but by no means the best player in the world.

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And Sens fans complain about Oilers over-hyping their players.

Christ.

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No way is he the best in the world. He wasn't even the best defenseman last year.

Signed, every person whose favorite team isn't the Sens.
Except for you know, the people who actually vote for the Norris.

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I'd take Big Buff over any (so long as there was some guarantee of his health). Karlsson is great, but by no means the best player in the world.
:S I'm not sure if you're serious.

Karlsson is awesome. I harped on his defensive game 2 years ago and even at the start of last season but even thats improved. When you have great hockey IQ you don't need to be 6'2" 200lbs and rubbing guys out in order to be good defensively.

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Oh man. This topic is going places!

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hahahahahahahahahaha

yeah the best player in the world who can't even play his own position, well.

He's not even the best player on his own team.

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And Sens fans complain about Oilers over-hyping their players.

Christ.
It's the same freakin 5 people who constantly post these threads, it's just as annoying to the "rest of us" Sens fans...

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No way is he the best in the world. He wasn't even the best defenseman last year.

Signed, every person whose favorite team isn't the Sens.
Karlsson was easily the best defenseman last year

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Except for you know, the people who actually vote for the Norris.
Highlights what a joke a lot if the Norris votes recently have been, IMO.

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And Sens fans complain about Oilers over-hyping their players.

Christ.
Dude, look at the thread. It's one guy who thinks this. No rational Sens fan agrees with OP.

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