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04-18-2007, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by kimzey59 View Post
Skill wise you may be right; but you are ignoring his intangibles. Backes is more "Captain Material" than anybody else we have up front at this point(prospects/young players only) with Stempniak being the only real runner-up(Backes and Stempy were the C's of their College teams; none of our other top prospects have that note on their records). Even if his production only tops out at 2nd line level, taking on a leadership role would give him a place in our top 6.

For a long time now I have been seeing Backes/Shane Doan comparrisons. I think it's a fairly close/valid comparrison.
Whatever, Kimzey. Don't tell me what I'm "failing to take into account" because that's typically arrogant of you. It's getting old. You have no more insight into Blues players than anyone else, don't act like you do. Intangibles and all don't make Backes a legit top 6 forward on a team with depth. If he's in a top 6 role, your team lacks depth. Pretty simple. He's a support, not core, player.

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