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01-21-2013, 12:11 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
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I thought as a plus that even while the team was struggling, with the exception of two or three shifts in the second, I noticed Backlund doing good things all night, and that breakaway he generated out of nothing in the first, that's the player I hope he becomes, or maintains or whatever, and I thought Baertschi did some really good things yesterday, and I thought his second penalty was an atrocious call. Final note, I think Jones should have been in, not Begin.
Does Irving play tonight?
Backlund looked like a 1st line C last night. Good puck control, great scoring chances solid passing and decent on the backend.
Bart looked solid but seemed like he was not used to the pace yet. I think he will steadily get more comfortable over the next few games. Looked great teeing up Backlund a couple times.
I thought Begin was actually one of the brighter spots of last night. Played his role well and reminded me of Jackman a couple years ago. I think he was fine. If anything sit Jackman and add Jones at center and move Begin over. With Comeau - Jones - Begin that is a lot of scoring ability for a 4th line and a lot of grit as well.
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