Thread: OT: Mikael Backlund
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03-14-2013, 12:14 AM
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Calculon
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Originally Posted by tmurfin View Post
Some fans have been advocating to give up since his rookie season lol.. I knew he had it in him, definitely one of our best players this year.
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Yeah, he was even one of the Flames' best forwards last season as well, bad scoring luck aside. It drove me nuts every time his name came up and people wanted to trade him for some other team's garbage or use him as a throw-in.
It's weird and terrible because for a fan base that has a lot of people within clamoring for a rebuild, there seems to be very little patience for actually developing prospects and living with the inevitable growing pains. Anytime a prospect veers off a linear growth curve, there's never a shortage of people ready to label them busts.

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