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04-13-2012, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by joe89 View Post
I would rank Backman over Almqvist anyday, and by some margin. Backman's 6'2" frame and skating just makes him a lot more intriguing.
i'm not objective here since i think backman will be a cornerstone of the wings future and their unsung hero, but almqvist really didn't take the next step this past season. he probably should have made the jump across the ocean last summer. but we'll see. almqvist's hockey sense is something special and even though his chances don't look good at the moment, i think there's still a bit hope he can get back on track and break out. he's boom or bust pretty much, but the potential is still there.

that being said, if i'd have the choice, i'd take backman without any hesitation.

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