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01-08-2009, 11:17 PM
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Upgrade isn't big enough IMO. Backstrom is impressive, but you do have to keep in mind that he is playing in an extremely conservative system which does a good job at keeping players to the outside and limiting high quality chances. Josh Harding put up a .908 on that team as a rookie and is at .935 this year. In Backstrom's rookie year, Fernandez had a .911.

So I think Backstrom is an above-average goalie, probably better than Biron, but not worth acquiring IMO considering what we'd give up in cap space and/or assets.

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