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01-16-2013, 01:35 PM
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rynryn
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Originally Posted by mplspug View Post
I am a huge Backstrom fan. You guys are missing my point. If he struggles in shootouts, that means we could be giving up 4-6 points to teams in the West that we are competing against for playoff positions.
We'll have to win in regulation to feel comfortable, and I'm not going to pout too much for just the loser point if Backs was the reason we got it in the first place, as he has been often.

I want to say that goaltending shouldn't be as important as it has been the last few years--if we still need Backs/Hards to steal as many games as they have in the past, then this team is isn't going anywhere this year. Our D should be better, freeing up our forwards to play more aggressively in the other end instead of playing it safe and covering for them.

I didn't think harding was all that great in shootouts either.

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