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05-11-2012, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by amin723 View Post
In my opinion you see this mentality a lot on message boards and among die-hards. I would say a lot of people try to separate themselves from the peons and bandwagoners who follow the team, so they latch onto other players as their favorite. I mean there's a reason I'm not getting an Ovechkin jersey when I get one, and it's because everyone else has one...It makes you look and feel like a better fan.

Just because Ovechkin+Backstrom is doing better than Ovechkin-Backstrom. Doesn't mean Backstrom is suddenly more important than Ovechkin. He's a great player, but this isn't a Malkin/Crosby style debate...
This nails it on the head. Not choosing the obvious.

Also agree with TX. Backstrom works against the b team. When 8 and 19 get split up the opposing team always leaves their top guys against 8 and there is a reason for that.

RE: Green

RH is onto something. Green has looked like he has been loosened of the reigns. DH has activated him.
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