Thread: Proposal: Backlund v/s Horak
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11-05-2012, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by SmellOfVictory View Post
In terms of raw ES TOI, that's probably reasonably accurate. By number of games, however, he spent about half the season on the 4th line (I distinctly recall a mid-season stretch where he was limited to an average of 8-9 min/game). The raw total is affected significantly by the fact that Calgary's top line (Iginla in particular) hits roughly 20 min/night, while the 4th line, at least that season, was around or below 10 min/night. In order to comprise 25% of Backlund's ES TOI, he had to play a significant portion of his games on the 4th line.

It's also important to note that Backlund got less PP time than almost anyone on the team, including Tim Jackman.

I definitely remember that hype train, and at times I was dangerously close to jumping on. Haha.
Backlund played 24 games with less than 10 minutes a game played and only played one game above 19 minutes. The vast majority of his games were between 12-15 minutes a game.

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