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01-27-2013, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by EastonBlues22 View Post
I'm still left wanting by Backes' play in the offensive zone. He's capable of being a dominant force there, but I've seen very little of that so far this season. He seems generally content to create space while Perron and Oshie funnel the puck to the net, rather than exhibiting the determination and drive to get the puck there himself.
IIRC, Backes has been a slow starter the last few seasons.

Originally Posted by CarvinSigX View Post
Shattenkirk seems to always start off well. On the other hand, Backes and Pietrangelo are our slow starters.
Thank you. I'm not the only one who thinks Backes takes a little bit before he gets rolling.

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