Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 10/19/14

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 18: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on December 18, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Don Brennan thinks nobody outside of Ottawa is going to want to watch the Senators now that Erik Karlsson is injured: Yes, not only did Cooke hurt the Senators, he hurt the Islanders, Tampa, Florida. He kicked a dent in the entire NHL. How much revenue did his actions cost the Panthers for their game at the BB&T Center in Sunrise April 7, against a Karlsson-less Senators team? And don't answer only a couple of grand because tickets can be picked up at a gas station for five bucks. That's not the point. Karlsson is the most exciting player in the league. He's one of the few (fans) will spend big bucks to go see (when) they could otherwise watch at home. Hell, even Maple Leafs fans are calling for Cooke's scalp on this one. With all due respect to the reigning Norris Trophy winner, I don't know a single hockey fan who buys a ticket specifically to watch Erik Karlsson play hockey.  He's an incredible talent and an absolute joy to watch, but it...
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