Found February 03, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
It is quite an achievement that Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators is the top scoring defenceman in the league.  He currently has 48 points in 52 games played.  This gives him a 12 point lead over any other defenceman in the league.  This season is already his career best offensive total.  That is quite an achievement for a 21 year old player. Karlsson is playing against top competition.  No other Senator regular plays against as tough competition.  His +7 +/- rating is among the best in the NHL.  He is starting to be seen as a solid Norris Trophy candidate.  I would argue that three more well-rounded defencemen exist in front of him in Zdeno Chara, Shea Weber and Nicklas Lidstrom, but he is the best of the next group.  Continue reading "Karlsson Top Offensive Defenceman"

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