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04-16-2013, 03:30 AM
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Originally Posted by CarvinSigX View Post
That was my point, I just didn't feel like typing it to be honest. Petro's production compared to his peers is what puts him ahead of Backes in MY eyes, even in an off year. If Backes had more goals, say, enough where he wasn't a mere 3 points ahead of Petro...Then I'd change my mind. I could flip flop to Backes after this final stretch.
I wouldn't expect Backes to have much separation from Pietrangelo in the point column, so I'm not really using that to distinguish between the two.

What I do expect from Pietrangenlo (and Backes as well) is to be able to drive the play forward against superior competition. There's tremendous value in that for a team. Last year they both did it. This year Backes is doing it and Pietrangelo isn't (in spite of having more favorable matchups and playing in more favorable situations). That's the biggest factor for me, personally, although Backes has other things going for him as well.

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