Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by Ziggy Stardust, Feb 12, 2021.
In all fairness, he wasn't very reliable defensively in Ottawa either.
Absolutely elite with the puck, the issue became Ottawa wasn't talented enough to capitalize as much for the goals he cost the team.
Happy with the return we got for EK. Tons of quantity for 1 year rental.
And look where they are now... purgatory. Sharks are completely stuck in no-man's land, not good enough to make the playoffs but not bad enough for a lottery pick.
You do know they are 3 points from a playoff spot, right?
Ok? They're also 2 points from being 2nd last in the division.
Even if they do get in, that's first round exit roster.
He should get off the internet bc he's taking a victory lap? That's pretty dumb. If you don't understand why he might want to take a victory lap ...wait
There is no "if" here. You understand full well that people on hf can be irrationally biased and hostile, that they probably were behaving that way towards this guy and that he has every right to do a victory lap now. But due to some kind of bias or possibly bc you're guilty of doing what he's talking about, you're pretending not to understand something really simple and easy to understand.
@AndreRoy you earned a chance to rub it in a few people's faces. People were really dumb about EK and his future when he was traded. Acting like he was guaranteed to be a superstar for another decade and going off on people who saw the reality that he was getting hurt and aging. Kudos to you for reading the tea leaves and putting up with BS
No, I totally understand the feeling.
When the Rangers signed Redden to that ridiculous contract, I tried to warn the Rangers fan community on HF about his play falling off a cliff, that the entire Senators fanbase was not completely delusional and Rangers fans like yourself tried to tell me that it was the "toxic atmosphere" in Ottawa and that he just needed a "change in scenery".
The fact that we watched his play disintegrate from All-Star calibre to massive scrub in front of our very eyes meant nothing. He'd gone from "let's re-sign him" to "let's re-sign him for cheap" to "he's not worth re-signing under any circumstances" and the Rangers staff handed him a 6 year 39M contract.
So it certainly felt nice to rub it into the faces of the smug idiots in New York who were blissfully celebrating the acquisition of "a top tier PP quarterback" when in actual fact they ended up with one of the most expensive players in AHL history, as predicted by anyone who had actually watched or knew anything about the player.
So I take your point and your kudos for reading the tea leaves and putting up with BS.
For this season, they’re basically in the best of both worlds. They’re competing for a playoff spot but they’re also very much capable of a top five pick.
This one was pretty:
Karlsson reached a level where he was playing like the best defenceman in the world with the Sharks in the first season. So it's not like it was obvious he would get injured further.
Sucks that it's what happened. But it could have gone either way. Besides Karlsson is still a star player. He still makes ridiculous things happen. When the Sharks are better it's not out of the question that he returns to elite play.
California teams playing 4d Chess
Can be competitive till the end, if it looks like you aren't going to make it in the last two weeks, taaaaaaank
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