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11-28-2012, 07:14 PM
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Nobody is debating wether or not Backstrom is elite, everybody agrees he is.
The debate is wether he would maintain his point totals in a defensive system. It's been 2 years since Backstrom broke 70 points, is that a coincidence that thats when Washington switched from "agressive" offense, to a more restricted offense? No, clearly Backstrom struggled with the adjustment as his points show. As did Ovechkin.
There's no telling what Oates will impliment this season, most likely he will let Backstrom & Ovechkin roam freely & use their offensive talents.
Whats wrong with you? As mentioned before last season he had a concussion and missed half the season, but still put up a point per game. And the caps played terrible without Backstrom in the lineup. Like someone else said its not Backstrom who benefits from Ovi, its the other way around.
And the year before that im pretty sure he played while injured and still got 65 points while playing in a defense system which is similar to Bostons.
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