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01-30-2013, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Langway View Post
Part of the problem is there really isn't a clear alternate captain in place. I would have thought that Backstrom could maybe be that guy but he's not without his flaws either. Both need to keep their ****ing feet moving. There isn't a player on this team whose habits are impeccable that also has a skill set you'd want players to strive to emulate. What a mess.
Backstrom is coachable though. His habits can actually improve. Whether Oates can be trusted to instill better habits in some of the players who need them is basically unknowable at this point.

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