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03-22-2010, 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by infidelappel View Post
I have never seen Duchesne play, but in preseason, Backlund absolutely looked horrible.

People were just rifling the puck by him, and he would never even move out of his crouch.

Unless playing in the A this year has done wonders for him (which, judging by his stats, it hasn't), there's no way he is either NHL-ready or even almost on Boucher's level, let alone a better option to turn to down the stretch run, when experience matters.
all indication from people who have seen the phantoms play this year (aka: not me) has pointed towards backlund playing very well and being much improved behind a very bad team. but, no, of course he's not a better option.

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