- Erik Karlsson of the Pittsburgh Penguins has been voted as the player most likely to have a setback in the upcoming NHL season.
- Karlsson scored 101 points last season, becoming the first defenseman in over 30 years to achieve this feat.
- Although expectations are high, it is unlikely that Karlsson will be able to repeat his record-breaking performance.
Newly acquired Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Erik Karlsson has been voted as the player due for a setback in the 2023-24 season. Karlsson scored 101 points for the San Jose Sharks last season, becoming the first defenseman in over 30 years to record over 100 points in a season. While it’s unlikely that he will replicate his record-breaking performance, Karlsson is expected to play a crucial role in helping the Penguins return to the playoffs. He will need to adapt to new teammates and systems, but his offensive production from the blue line is highly valued by the team.Read more at thehockeynews.com
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