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Sheng’s Daily: Han “Extremely Worried” About Karlsson’s Game



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Meh. It’s hard to take seriously a Toronto talking head with a Leafs bias. I don’t agree that Karlsson is no longer a good skater. He may not have that elite elite speed anymore, but he’s above average still. I mean, come on Dude… there are a lot of things that you can nit pick about EK65’s game, but his skating isn’t the thing that I worry about.

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I’ve been following Jack’s newsletter since I found out about it here, so I certainly can’t say his work isn’t thorough or thoughtful. As far as Karlsson’s skating goes, though, I’ll hold off on making a final judgment until I see him whenever the next season starts. He seemed to be making improvements to his skating as last season progressed, and injuries (and recoveries) like he faced seem like they can take some time to return to 100% from. It’s certainly possible the form of even the previous season won’t be achievable again, but I’m going to hold out hope… Read more »


Fair enough Sheng. As I mentioned, I personally am less concerned about Karlsson’s skating and more concerned that EK65 doesn’t realize that his game needs to adapt as he ages. Which is basically what I understand you to be saying.

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