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Originally Posted by JonathanToews19clutc View Post
We can compare Jacob de la Rose to David Backes of St.Louis Blues?
Sorry I just don't see it. Not yet anyway.

Lastwordonsports made that comparison and I still don't agree with it.

I'm also not fond of comparisons period, I prefer to look at their attributes and how they play the game, then project them in a role on the team of some sort.

Kind of why I didn't like the "McCarron = Lucic" logic, there is only one Lucic, just like there is only one Backes.

For me Backes has higher offensive upside, DLR has the nasty feisty side, he also plays with a lot of energy and is quite decent size though I personally wouldn't mind if he put on some muscle to make him that much better.

He's definitely got hands, but to say he's the next Backes is a stretch at best. Like many others I'm concerned about his offensive upside, I really hope he gets a bigger role with Leksand this season.

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