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01-24-2011, 11:18 AM
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If you watch Backlund with the puck, his confidence, mobility, creativity. It actually looks like he has a bright future ahead of him. There are comparisons that have him becoming a Mikko Koivu lite kind of player and could turn into a good, 2 way centreman.
If you look around the league, 2nd line C are becoming a hot commodity. Kesler, Krejci/Bergeron, Carter, Fisher, Pavelski, etc.
I think if a mind 1st round pick, at the age of 22 can look to have 2nd line C ability with 1st lince C potential then his value is quite good.
I agree that he isnt 'undtradeable' but for 2 reasons he wont be traded.
1) Calgary's lack of offensive talent in prospects
2) The fact that you would likely not garner what Backlund could become. If you could get a good 1/2 centreman back for him, then sure
Carter, Pavelski and Kesler is a 2nd line C is because they are playing behind players that are a little bit better then them except for Pavelski. But if second line C are hot commodity's then Stajan and Jokinen should be hot commodity's right? I would take "ANY" of those guys mentioned over all 3 of my guys i mentioned.
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