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11-24-2012, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by maybam View Post
Backstrom almost never sits because of injury. That's the coaches job to sit the player out if he isn't effective. The caps coaching staff though don't seem to care.

I have watched nearly every game in both Backstrom and Ovechkin's career. Backstrom has been the better layer the past two years.
Exactly. And he's not all offense out there. He's one of the smartest players in the league, is great defensively, and plays PK.

It's easy to look at stats and say he's not as good as Ovechkin, but Backstrom is the best player on the team. And he has been for 3 or 4 years.

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