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Karlsson Remains Hot In Ottawa

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Maybe Senators owner Eugene Melnyk was right.

Maybe Erik Karlsson will become of the “greatest defencemen of all-time” because it doesn’t look like there’s any stopping him and the Senators judging by Wednesday night’s performance at Scotiabank Place.

Karlsson rewrote the record book, setting a franchise record for assists (47) by a blueliner with three points in a 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals and helping to extend Ottawa’s winning streak to four games.

Not only did he open the scoring, he assisted on both of Milan Michalek’s goals.

Karlsson’s second helper beat the old mark of 46 set by Norm Maciver in the Senators’ inaugural season of 1992-93.

With 12 points in his past five games, Karlsson pulled within four points of Maciver’s franchise points record for blueliners (63). With 20 games left, Karlsson won’t just break the mark, he’ll likely shatter it.


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Yep he’s real close. Only needs 7 more Norris trophies, 6 more trips to the Stanley cup and 4 more Stanley cup rings. Perhaps he should start by limiting the giveaways. After all he’s averaging one a game(60 in 61 games). Conversely the Greatest defenseman to breathe air has 22 in 60(at 41 years of age!). Oh and wasn’t he like -30 last year? 
  Don’t get me wrong he’s a great young talent but this talk about him reminds me of the hype over Mike Green a few years ago. How did that work out? With friends like Eugene Melnyk and Ted Leonsis who needs enemies.

Posted by From The Hockey Wastelands from Cleveland on 02/23/12 at 04:50 PM ET

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