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11-29-2012, 10:05 AM
Join Date: Aug 2012
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Backstrom is a great player, and certainly better than Seguin right now, but:
Seguin is 4 years younger
Coming off a breakout season where he had more points than Backstrom has had in two years (I know, injuries, just sayin)
and is tearing apart the Swiss league right now, outperforming other high profile NHL'ers like Nash, Thornton, Couture, Tavares, Spezza.
I think Seguin has the potential to be better than Backstrom. Let's see how he performs when the NHL returns, but his value would certainly be close right now.
The past 2 years
Seguin: 155 games, 89 points
Backstrom: 119 games, 109 points
Backstrom has outperformed Seguin in the past 2 years. It's because he missed a ton of games that he hasn't put up more points, not because Seguin was better than him last year.
And Backstrom is playing well in the KHL, which is better than the Swiss league.
I'm not saying Seguin doesn't have the potential to be better, but he's not right now and honestly it's not even close. I'm not even commenting on the trade, which isn't going to happen, just that people severely underrate Backstrom.
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