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11-27-2012, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Oates2Neely View Post
Thats what i thought. Backstrom is certainly elite, heck of a player, but 17pts in 16 games doesnt prove to me that he'd be a 90pt player in a defensive system. Backstrom has skated with Ovechkin riding shotgun, in a WIDE open Bruce Boudreau offensive system. I think it can be debated he'd maybe see a slight decline in his point totals if he were under a coach like Julien (-10pts ?)
you do know that the wide open bruce boudreau offense died during the long losing streak during the 24/7 runup to the winter classic two seasons ago, right? from that point til the end of that season the caps had the best defense in the nhl.

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