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It's safe to assume Erik Karlsson is going to post more points than any other defenseman this season. In fact, he's a remarkable 25 points up on current runner-ups Dustin Byfuglien and Brian Campbell. The question now: where will he finish among all skaters?With 78 points on the year, Karlsson is just two shy of the all-time mark for a Swedish blueliner, set by Nicklas Lidstrom. His final game is against New Jersey tomorrow -- a team he has three points against in three contests so far this season. What's more, he could very well finish among the top ten of all scorers in the NHL, forwards included. He's currently sitting No. 10 overall, two behind Henrik Sedin and one up on the trio of Marian Hossa, Patrik Elias and Joe Thornton. If he can pull it off, he'll become the first rear guard to finish that high since Brian Leetch accomplished the feat in the 1991-92 campaign. ESPN.com The HockeyFanLand InsightErik Karlsson was a 'must have' on as many fantasy ...
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Yesterday I wrote that I think Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators is the most improved player this season. Commenters quickly pointed out Brian Elliott of the St Louis Blues. While Elliott has had a huge statistical improvement in his play this season, I do not see it as a huge sustained improvement. I wouldn’t list him among the elite goalies in the NHL. There are several...
from Ian Mendes of Sportsnet, Let me preface this blog entry by saying I really don’t want Daniel Alfredsson to retire. He’s an absolute pleasure to deal with on a daily basis and after watching him score 27 goals this season, it’s clear that he can still play this game at a high level.
But we need to acknowledge that Thursday night could mark Daniel Alfredsson’s final regular...
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For the past month, the Ottawa Senators fan base seemed resigned to a near-mathematical certainty. The defending Stanley Cup champions would be their first-round draw in the 2011-2012 post-season.
After a whirlwind of turning points, starting with Ottawa's regulation loss in New Jersey, and ending with Florida's win over Carolina...
The Ottawa Senators signed defenseman Ben Blood to a two-year entry-level contract Friday.Blood recently completed his fourth and final season of college hockey with the North Dakota Fighting Sioux. The 23-year-old amassed three goals and 18 assists in 42 games this season.Blood was drafted by the Senators in the fourth round (120th overall) of the 2007 NHL draft.
... And the 'experts' were wrong
OTTAWA – Many of you have never seen my face before. It helps that I’ve never been featured prominently on the back of an OC Transpo Ottawa Sun sports section advertisement, so I may or may not be as stupid as I look.
Nevertheless, I appear to be smarter than most, if not all of the hockey “experts.”
I can’t find anyone...
One award the NHL does not offer that I think should exist is a most improved player award. If such a thing existed, I think the clear winner this year should be Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators. He is the runaway top scoring defenceman in the NHL. His defence is rapidly improving and this makes him a Norris Trophy candidate. Some see him as the frontrunner, though I...
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Below, some quick Ottawa Senators thoughts heading into the weekend.
-- Game eighty-two will be played Saturday afternoon v. the New Jersey Devils, and believe it or not, there's plenty on the line. With a point, Ottawa wraps up the seventh-overall seed, clinching a first-round draw with the Boston Bruins.
If Ottawa loses in...
The Rangers have truly surprised everyone this season with their performance. They currently find themselves in a battle for the President's trophy and not much else..and win it comes to first round opponents they find themselves rooting hard for the Ottawa Senators this weekend against the NJ Devils.
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Thanks to Ian Gooding, we get the season enders off to a firecracker start. Here we go.....
Fantasy All-Star TeamWere any of these players on your fantasy team? You were probably more successful this season if so.Henrik Lundqvist, G, NYRBased on all four traditional categories (GAA, SV%, W, SO), Lundqvist is the top fantasy goalie...