Thread: Speculation: Why Backlund?
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04-25-2012, 03:02 PM
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Double Dion
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Originally Posted by SmellOfVictory View Post
I'm not saying he's best in the league; I'm saying he's best on the team (of the centres, at least). I honestly don't see an argument for any of the other Cs over Backlund. Now if you want to say that Moss or Glencross are better defensive forwards, that's a statement I wouldn't dismiss.



He really does have to adapt his playstyle in the offensive zone. He's too cautious (not as bad as he used to be, but there's still a ways to go).
I think Backlund is good defensivley, but Moss played the middle most of that season. Moss is better defensively than Backlund. Olli is better defensively than people give him credit for too. Backlund is extremely positionally sound, but does get out-muscled at times, whereas Olli isn't as good positionally, but rarely gets out-muscled.

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