Thread: Oshie Vs Backes
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09-02-2012, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by The Inglorious One View Post
I don't think Oshie is ever going to be better than Backes.
I think Oshie has the skills and motor that would suggest he could be better. However, he seems to be nowhere close to Backes' maturity, leadership, and intellect. Plus, Backes will always have the edge in body composition in relation to physicality and injury susceptibility.

Overall, Oshie can be the better offensive player and can come very close defensively, but I think his mental aptitude limit his chances to eclipse Backes. That is not to say that Oshie lacks fortitude or is dumb by any stretch. Rather, he is just not as cerebral as Backes. I hold Backes in high esteem for his level of intellect. He is a very intelligent and passionate guy...I love that in a player.

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