Backlund v/s Horak
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11-05-2012, 12:30 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
Backlund has a better toolbox than Horak, I don't think that part is really debatable.
However, Horak seems to have transitioned to the NHL better than Backlund I think the reason is 2-fold.
1. Backlund has been mired by injuries, while Horak has stayed much healthier.
2. When Backlund has been healthy hes either been a. On the 4th line (limited minutes.) or b. on the 1st line and forced to play a defensive game. Horak, played mostly third line minutes, and IMO was given more free reign to play "his game."
Just my two cents.
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