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03-29-2013, 01:26 AM
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But to me, trading for a guy like Backes puts virtually all stock into winning a cup within the next two seasons. Our top guys and bottom 6 aren't scoring this season and I don't see much of a future with Gaborik and Richards for the next one. Backes would get here and it would essentially be the same as we have now.
Backes is in the prime of his career. He has no history of injury. It's obviously a risk, but it's worth taking for a player of his caliber. He is the 3rd best defensive forward in the league behind Datsyuk and Bergeron. Having a Backes allows us to have a much more effective line-matching system. He dominated possession last year (and is doing again this year) against the opposing team's top lines.
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