Backlund, Laliberte among seven sent to the Phantoms (Oct. 4)
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10-05-2010, 12:59 AM
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So, he is "nothing great." Then why waste time on him at the NHL level when other forwards (Testwuide, for example) turned a lot of heads and created a lot of chances?
I don't hate Nodl. I'm honestly pulling for him because I think he could do better. But he has done nothing. Ever. Literally, he has 1 goal and 4 assists in 48 games. He is -17 for his NHL career. Add that to a -10 with the Phantoms.
Sure, he'll eat some 4th line minutes where it's really not all that important to score or create a ton of chances, but he is a defensive liability.
I think of another guy coming out of college who was hyped big time, and everybody freaked out because after 30 odd games he didn't accomplish a damn thing until April.
That is why Testwuide isn't getting a shot now.
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