Erik Karlsson does it again

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  1. JT Kreider FIRE GORDIE CLARK

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    There is nothing wrong with that. I still wear my Callahan player tee years later and he beat us in the Eastern Conference Finals.
     
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    Really is. I mentioned this on my teams board, but he did stuff that no one in the NHL had done in a generation, and he did it in an era that it was a lot more difficult to do it in. The way that game is played now it's almost impossible for a d-man to consistently generate offense by carrying the puck out of his own zone into the offensive zone, the closest guy in the league to doing what EK did in his prime was Josi, but even he was multiple levels below EK in doing that.

    The game was robbed of a transformative superstar who has sadly fallen off the Earth at age 30.
     
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    Don't get me started on Patrick 'Don't you know who I am? Don't you know who I am? You're messing with the wrong people' Kane.
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    Sad thing is that his first serious injury only happened when he was 22. That's basically how old guys like Makar, Hughes, Heiskanen are.

    We never got to see how good Karlsson could have really been.
     
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    remember the old "who is better Doughty or Karlsson?" debate.
     
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    Yeah and a good case can be made that Karlsson was better at peak. Although it was close, DD was stellar around 2014.

    Doughty has aged better, that’s for sure.
     
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    2 goals plus the shootout winner tonight.
     
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    It's the other way around peak Karlsson makes Due Drew an afterthought but for career a, somewhat weak, case can be made that Drew is ahead.
     
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    Karlsson still makes plays that only superstars make. His in tight work is phenomenal.
     
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    Yeah but...he scored two even number goals (+2) and couldn't get + marker....

    Nothing away from 2 goals and the game winner, congrats, but...how did he still manage to
    get -2 and get himself +/- 0?
     
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    Have you heard of Martin Jones before?
     
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    With over 25 minutes of ice time there usually will be goals against.
     
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    He came directly from Tampa's annual pirate festival actually. He didn't just randomly dress up as a pirate for a hockey game.

    Gasparilla Pirate Festival - Wikipedia
     
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    Yeah pretty easily Karlsson overall, although Doughty is better now
     
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    People often seem to forget that declining stars are still much more skilled than regular middling players.
     
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    First goal against - He pressures wing at Neutral zone who feeds a pass to forward for a short 2 on 1 because Sharks forwards backchecking is optional only. His D partner goes too aggressive and gets deked around, turning the 2 on 1 into a 2 on 0.

    Second goal against, multiple chances to break out but sharks forwards turnover inside the blue line. Jones plays aggressively, comes out of net, takes an age to get back in net. Whilst doing this shot is banked in off of him.

    Neither can be really directly attributed to Karlsson.
     
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    For people who are actually interested in Erik Karlsson, he did a podcast with his good friend Marc Methot and former TSN reporter Brent Wallace.

    His interview starts at 11:20. He is asked about the rebuild quote among other things.

     
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    Here is Auston Matthews saying "Look at me! Look at me!"

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    I still wonder if the Sharks channeled all their offense through him like the Sens did, would he still look like he has fallen off?
    He still looked like a superstar to me his last day with the Sens... but he never and I repeat NEVER looked the same to me on the sharks..
     
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    Thats classic karlsson if they lose its the goalie or the teams fault because he got points
     
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    One guy doesn’t lose a game.

    Geez.
     
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    Ya but he needs 2 points just to break even most nights.
     
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    Curse him for showing a bit of personality and having fun... we need more vanilla NHL players...
     
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    He's back baby
     

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