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What’s Behind Erik Karlsson’s Decline? | SJHN+

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There’s reason to believe that Erik Karlsson can bounce back offensively next year.

Yesterday, with the help of SPORTLOGiQ, I highlighted a number of key areas where Karlsson was as dangerous as ever this season.

What Did Karlsson Do Well in 2020-21? | SJHN+

In short, there’s good evidence that Karlsson had an underlying offensive impact similar to recent years — he just didn’t enjoy the results this time around.

It could be an outlier, a one-year thing. Karlsson registered 0.42 Points Per Game in 2020-21, the worst of his career. From 2011-20, his lowest mark in a season was 0.71 PPG.

That said, you can’t look at the bright side with everything Karlsson-related last year.

There’s plenty to worry about with Karlsson: According to SPORTLOGiQ, this is where the San Jose Sharks should be most concerned.

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