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04-28-2012, 10:17 PM
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: North Texas
Originally Posted by
William H Bonney
I've watched it plenty. Nothing to do with Backes. It was a awful bounce for them after Backes won the face-off. Backes lazy? You mean the guy that caught and passed Shattenkirk was being lazy? Unfortunate bounce but if anyone is to blame it's Shattenkirk or Elliot for letting that rebound sit there so long when Brown had nothing to do with him overplaying it.
Don't attempt to cherry pick examples to downgrade a damn good player. He's very deserving of his nomination.
Hitch just said that his forwards didn't come back hard enough. Guess he saw the play different than you.
I'm sure backes deserved his "nomination", but he was lazy on that play and it cost them game one. He didn't pick up anyone.
I would be upset if Kopitar played it the same way, doesn't mean Kopitar is a bad defensive player.
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