Thread: Speculation: Why Backlund?
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04-25-2012, 03:09 PM
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PKarey Plekoretty
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Originally Posted by TheGleninator View Post
While some do overrate him I feel you underrate him. He had a terrible season and was derailed by injuries but the year before put up 25 points mostly playing on the fourth line as a 22 year old.
Exactly

22 years old, playing in a role that's not suited for him isn't doing him any favors.

We saw the same thing with the Habs this year when Martin kept putting Lars Eller on a 3rd/4th line reducing his minutes, and trying to mold him into a defensive role

No doubt this was a dissapointing season for him, but I certainly think it's too early to write off Backlund. Unless he is part of a package that would bring in something big, I hope Calgary keeps him

I've got season tickets next season and would LOVE to see him and Sven light it up

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