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10-21-2013, 11:10 AM
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hey guys, fantasy question about Backlund

I've got him on my team and with 4 games coming up this week i'm thinking of playing him. He's getting 19+ mins which is great but really isn't producing.

Is he just snake bitten? with the team having success and him not getting points im worried about playing him.

will he stop getting those minutes? do you think he'll start getting points?

Thanks
Backlund is basically our best centre in all areas of the game except finishing. He's kind of our sacrificial lamb in terms of statistics, because he's being given all of the toughest assignments, and up until last game, he was playing with grinders on his wings. On top of that, when he has been given quality wingers, it seems to be to get them going and try to get some chemistry. So in spite of high ice time, he's not being necessarily put in a place to succeed points-wise.

That said, he's being played on the powerplay with Sven and Monahan, and he's working extremely hard and doing all the little things right. He's bound to start breaking out statistically soon.... right?

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