I dunno. Klingberg is off lately but has twice come in 6th for the Norris and had a 58 and 67 point season.
Hamilton was showing signs of getting there this year, but Klingberg's overall body of work is above his
Man, Hamilton really did take that old saying literally, eh?
In all seriousness, this is a big blow for the Canes, though ironically, since the team still does play a complete team game, they should still be in the playoff mix and even be able to do some damage if they do get in.
Obviously the team is better with a Norris trophy candidate on it than without him, but I can see the rest of the Caroline defense picking up the slack (Slavin and Pesce combined maybe can make up for Hamilton's
Was just trying to come up with defensemen off the top of my head who showcase offensive ability, yet can still do other things really well in other areas.
Not sure what is the deal with the ENTIRE Dallas team (that can be a discussion for another thread), but I get the feeling Klingberg and a few others on there are being held back by either systems being played or misuse in the lineups.
Kling is definitely better than he has shown, still drives possession for his team....but the overall r
I too have noticed Hamilton makes an initial great first impression with a team, then seems to tail off.
That said, I think things may be different with the Hurricanes. Why?
Well, for one, he is 26 yrs old now. The seemingly traditional age where defensemen are considered "fully mature" at the NHL level.
Also, he has been bounced around from team to team, and I gotta believe people have been in his ear about "look, you gotta be consistent to have a team want to keep you lo
Well, I DID say he makes good first impressions, then tails off...I never said anything about what season it happens in...2nd, 3rd, just that he does tend to tail off, so pointing out what season Hamilton is in Carolina is basically irrelevant.
Maybe he tails off NEXT season (his 3rd with the Canes)....or maybe the guy we saw this season is the guy he really is....I am banking on the latter.