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03-13-2013, 02:05 AM
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I think it's even truer for Backes than for Pietro. For a few games, Backes was a wrecking crew; but for the most part, all elements of his game have been weaker. Several times this year, he has swooped past the puck in the defensive zone instead of stopping on it or at least finding a man to check. I wouldn't be wild about my captain calling guys out for the same behavior in the media if he didn't blatantly own up to it, himself.
Perhaps the lockout is partially to blame for Backes, tough to stay in shape when you are stuck in mediation rooms during the entire lockout.
I dont get going back to Jackman-Petro either, not a good pairing ever, no matter how much we want to make it work.
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