Originally Posted by StuperousFunker
I'll refer you to the phrases 'last year' and 'offensive zone starts'. Last year refers to the season BEFORE this one, what he's doing now isn't valid when we're comparing his rookie season to Schultz's.
Offensive Zone Starts refers to coming onto the ice when your team has a faceoff in the offensive zone, not when your team is on the power play so your point about 'most even strength points' is just as meaningless.
I'm not saying Karlsson is a bad player, its just humorous how he can be an elite defenceman, but a young player on a different team following a similar trajectory couldn't POSSIBLY do what Karlsson did since be doesn't play for your team. Shouldn't expect anything different from Big Ev though.
Buddy, Karlsson in terms of skill is right up there with the Crosbys and Malkins.
Schutlz is not following his projection at all. The guy took 4 years of college to get here first of all. Karlsson just won a Norris at 21.
You can't compare their rookie seasons either because of that and their age.
Schultz has nowhere near the level of skill that Karlsson has. Period.