It's over, now let's fix it. Keyboard GMs unite.
View Single Post
05-17-2013, 08:31 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Originally Posted by
There were stretches where Backstrom was the Caps MVP in recent years. Backstrom has also been very good in International play. I've said this for a few years now but I think Backstrom could be just as good if not better without Ovechkin.... I think he feels obligated to make the plays Ovie wants. I also think Backstrom's personality is better suited for a locker room with a bunch of hard-working, character guys and not a team with a few elite superstars and filler. Just my opinion.
so...you visualize backstrom as the second coming of bengt gustafsson?
those 80s teams. they were the blue collar version of the ovechkin capitals. an elite regular season team that consistantly failed to finish early round playoff series where they held an advantage. thats the only difference.
bengt was a great hockey player. far better than his stats ever showed that he was. how many times is his name on the stanley cup?
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by txpd