How good is David Backes?
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04-18-2007, 03:33 PM
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Anybody can see that Backes has the potential to put up 25-30 goals on a regular basis. For a guy whose "hands aren't good enough and neither is his skating", he sure was impressive for a college kid with half a season of professional seasoning. Do you really think that Backes isn't going to get any better, at all? Because a full season of play would have put him at about 17-22-39. That's a pretty strong rookie campaign.
You do realize that you need not go 50-50-100 to be considered a top-6 scorer, right? The league is filled with top-6 forwards who consistently "only" put up 50-65 points per season. If David can go 25-25-50 and provide physical play, strong forechecking, responsible backchecking with a splash of leadership and dose of heart, he would CERTAINLY be considered a top-6 forward.
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