Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Flames re-sign Mikael Backlund (1 year, 725k)
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07-05-2012, 07:13 PM
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Good signing. People are too tough on the kid - injuries, a "Brent Sutter System" and his age are all contributing factors. He was never a top 5 lottery pick, so it will take time for him to get into the groove. Last year people say it was a disappointing year, but he was really good defensively, and his CORSI stats were awesome. He really drove possession.

I actually look for big things from Backlund this year. Hopefully he will not have any freak injuries.

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