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Erik Karlsson got deked out of his skates by his own World Cup teammate

That’s no way to treat your alternate captain.

Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 14 - Sweden v Finland Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

No current NHL defenseman can take over games with his skill like Erik Karlsson. His puck skills are superhuman.

But in practice, he’s apparently just a guy.

Karlsson was practicing with Team Sweden on Friday ahead of the World Cup of Hockey when fellow defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson gave him a taste of his own medicine.

That’s shades of Pavel Datsyuk deking Logan Couture off his skates a few years ago. Combine this bit of puck wizardry with the show the Team North America kids put on Thursday night and suddenly this World Cup is a must-watch event, if only for the dangles.