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11-29-2012, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by hb11xchamps View Post
Tavares, Giroux, and Toews are all under a PPG in their career while Backstrom is just above a PPG. Closest one is Giroux at .9

Backstrom also had the most points his rookie year (69) compared to Toews (54), Giroux (27), and Tavares (54)

Edit: And don't say blah blah blah he had Ovechkin to play with. Ovechkin benefits from Backstrom and the numbers have proven that when Nicky has been out of the lineup and Ovie has played with guys like Laich and Marcus Johansson
You do realize there is more to being a center than points, right?

Both Toews/Giroux are better defensively. Also, citing how a 25 year old is "better" because he outscored them his rookie year (when he was 19) isnt the best argument.

I take Toews/Giroux in a heartbeat over Backstrom, Tavares is just personal preference.

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