Thread: Proposal: Washington-Boston
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12-05-2012, 11:16 AM
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He's a top line C, those generally aren't put in a shutdown role as they're expected to carry the mail offensively. Pretty much the only super-defensive top line Cs out there are Toews and Kopitar (you can say Richards but at this point he's a 2C), and Backstrom isn't far behind either.

You could plug Backstrom into a 2nd line shutdown role and tell him to shut players down as a top priority he'd be right up there with Bergeron in everything except faceoffs.

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