Erik Karlsson

We can get in depth here all we want, or we could just admit that there already is an “ideal offensive d-man” (which by the way is the ideal defender, defensive d-men are being phased out, thank god).

 

If I had to pick someone’s skating, it would be Erik Karlsson’s.

 

If I had to pick someone’s passing, it would be Erik Karlsson’s.

 

If I had to pick someone’s ability to exit their own zone with possession, it would be Erik Karlsson.

Zone Exit Chart

 

If I had to pick someone’s ability to play several minutes per game, it would be Erik Karlsson.

Karlsson Time on Ice.png

*****Check out that Corsi (CF%) too, that is unreal.

 

If I had to pick someone’s ability to control play in the neutral zone, it would be Erik Karlsson.

Neutral Zone

If I had to pick someone’s flow, it would be Erik Karlsson.

Flow

****Look good, play good.

So what I am saying here folks is: don’t fall for anyone saying Erik Karlsson is not the best. (And don’t fall for any of that Brent Burns band wagon stuff.)

Also cherish that he has been mentioned in the defensive defender article too.

Do not let anyone tell you that Erik Karlsson (or PK Subban) is bad in their own end. It is absolutely false, and inaccurate. Also, there is so much evidence to prove otherwise. Evidence that is much more concrete than an “expert” saying they “see” that he is bad.

 

ALL GRAPHS MADE BY THE ONE AND ONLY DIMITRI FILIPOVICH