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02-04-2011, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by ss53mech View Post
Thought of one as I was clicking post.

Backes (not discussed yet I think)- Loves to throw the body, great hands around the net, good speed, decent vision, just really solid all around. Nothing outstanding about the guy, but it seems like Disco would develop and instant man crush on him. The bad, because of the aforementioned things, his value is probably pretty high. St Louis has fallen out of contention (not completely but it's looking bleak) so they might be sellers come the deadline. I just don't think this is a piece they would be looking to move. His contract is pretty reasonable and I could see him putting up a ton of goals with a little legit help, and I know he could open space for his linemates.

Thoughts on this one?
These are mostly young guys that won't get traded for the scraps we are offering. The organization has made it clear they aren't moving Staal or Malkin, thus we wait for a prospect to develop. Period.

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