Thread: Mike Ribeiro
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03-15-2013, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by DBU View Post
And you don't think Backlund is taking that step this season? He is playing miles better and is brimming with confidence. It's not his fault he broke his finger and did whatever it was this season to his leg.

You don't just trade a guy like Backlund when he's playing like he is now. That's a sure fire way to tell your current and future prospects that there's a timer on them the minute they make the NHL before we give up on them.

Patience is key, and the patience we've had with Backlund is starting to pay off.

And seriously, even if we do trade him, Ribeiro is not the guy who should be coming back in that deal.
So offer him a 10 year deal? Or lose him to free agency in a short time if he ever pans out? No I'm serious, put your GM hat on and make a call as to what you would do with the ever growing question mark that is Backlund?

I'll agree Backlund is making strides, but I still don't believe he'll be a number 1. Maybe, just maybe he'll be a top 9. But do you bank on that?

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