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Karlsson wouldn't be bad either, but he's still young with a lot to learn, and Karlsson is not going to be on the ice during a penalty kill, whereas Spezza will be used in all situations. It took years for him to develop into the player he is now. With time, Karlsson would be the logical next choice, after Spezza leaves.
1 year ago on Unnamed Senator Believes Phillips Is Next Captain
Your Captain needs to be the go to guy in a game, plain and simple. Someone who's on the ice often, can change momentum in a game single handedly, carry the team from time to time as well as have a voice in the room. I like Big Rig, but he's not that player, Spezza is and for that reason, he needs to have the C.
Sure I agree with you, but I don't agree that they have "A lack of talent" or that they are a "Joke". As for Craig Anderson, look up his numbers. Very similar to Bryzgalov. A little more than an upgrade I would say.
2 years, 12 months ago on Foe: Ottawa Senators
Do some research before you post out your ass. The Senators acquired Craig Anderson before the trade deadline last year. He played a little more than 20 games for the SENS and had a 2.09 GAA while doing it. He is a true number one Goaltender who can single handedly steal gams for his team. His career numbers are more than comparible to Bryzgalov. Not to mention they have a 20 year old rookie goalie sensation in Bingamton, who won the memorial cup MVP this past season while leading his team to the championship. As for the "No Talent", Ottawa walked away from the draft this year, effectively with 4 first round picks. All of them forwards. There prospect rankings jumped from 16th to 4th in the NHL. In the 3 previous drafts, they were all first round defencemen. Karlsson, Jared Cowen and a trade last year to acquire David Runblad, who is projected as a heavy contender to win the Calder Trophy seasons end. Will they make the playoff's? No. Will they finish in the basement? maybe, but be assured of one thing. This team is not to be taken lightly. They are a team that will be far better tomorrow, but are gonna be far from a joke today.