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05-05-2011, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by pld459666 View Post
He's not worth that.

A good player, no question.

A legit 1st line center, again, no question.

Through no fault of his own, he's not been able to prove that his points are not the direct or indirect result of playing on the same team as Ovechkin.

He's a Mikko Koivu clone, just younger.

Numbers would be the same if you swapped players.

Koivu isn't worth that package and Backstrom isn't either.
Wow, you are severely underrating Backstrom. I wonder if you have seen him play outside of the playoff games against the Rangers. The guy is absolutely elite.

Koivu is a 1B center, his best season he had 71 points. He usually gets around 60 or so, granted he would do better on a more offensive team, but he's not a 100 point guy.

Backstrom is. Seriously, this comment is absurd. I wouldn't trade the farm for Backstrom, especially since we can just get richards for free, atm, but come on man. If he was on the Rangers you'd be singing his praises like he was a God.

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