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04-18-2007, 04:33 PM
Rabid Ranger
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Originally Posted by Prussian_Blue View Post
2for, a few questions for you.

1. Did you consider Carolina last year to be a "Cup-worthy team?" If not, why not?

2. Do you consider Erik Cole to be a legitimate top 6 forward on that Cup-winning team? If not, why not?

3. What does Erik Cole have, other than NHL experience, that Backes does not?

Doan is a much better skater (currently) than Backes; Cole, however, is not significantly better than Backes in skating skills, and Cole is a 25-30 goal, 55-60 point player year in and year out.

I see a comparison of Backes to Cole as being much more realistic than a Backes-Doan analogy. Agree or disagree?


I'll interject by saying that Cole is a much stronger skater than either Backes or Doan (one of the most overrated players in the league). Cole is about as good as it gets when it comes to driving wide past a defenseman to the net.

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