Around the NHL (Part XXXIX): (1/9: Leafs fire Brian Burke as GM; Dave Nonis steps in)
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01-13-2013, 07:16 PM
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Backes > Nash now in the mainboard
Not worth the big contract. Better fitted for most team's needs. Better defensively. Nash had a down year (with CBJ)
Backes > Callahan/Nash.
We should post a Backes vs. Malkin or Crosby or Stamkos poll.
Backes is good, but he got really lucky last year. The opposing goalies had a .883 save percentage while the Blues goalies had a .920 sv percentage while he was on the ice. Both are very unsustainable numbers.
However if you look at the overall work Backes did last year, he was clearly better than both Nash and Callahan.
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