: Post-Game Talk:
2/26/13 - Minnesota 2 - Calgary 1 F/OT
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02-27-2013, 01:49 PM
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Grand Forks, ND
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I don't get where I discredited Backstrom. I said he played well didn't I? I just said he didn't stand on his head, and that he didn't have to.
When it's said a goaltender stood on his head, it's implied he stole the game and the team in front of him may have won when they didn't deserve to. That simply wasn't the case last night. He played well, and made the tough save when it was needed though.
I'm just saying the pk was the reason they won, and from the quotes Russo got from the lockerroom, the players seem to feel the same way.
I don't think he was saying it to anybody in particular.
More like he is surprised that Backstrom gets no credit for any of the wins. It's always "Parise saved us" or "Zucker was awesome," stuff like that. People rarely mention Backs.
Personally, I've changed my stance on him lately. I would like to see him brought back for next season at $2-3 million a year. Max I'd say is $3.5 or somewhere around there. Kuemper + Backstrom could work very well next season.
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