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01-30-2013, 01:06 PM
Red Winger 87
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Good updates from Backman and Marchenko :

(Hakan) Andersson said that aside from Edmonton Oilers first-rounder Oscar Klefbom, he wouldn’t trade Backman for any defenseman in Sweden.
According to Andersson, CSKA — one of the better teams in the KHL — tried to re-sign Marchenko but so far, he’s held firm on his plan to play in North America next season.

“I’m convinced he can be a very good defenseman for Grand Rapids next season and where he takes it from there, I don’t know,” Andersson said.

The Wings might have a steal in Backman it seems. I've kept and eye out on him, but never really studied him.

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