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04-18-2007, 03:44 PM
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2ForRoughing*
 
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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?

P_B

Eric Cole is a far better player than David Backes. Yes, I consider Cole a legit top 6 forward. He's a much better skater and he has a better shot. I also believe his offensive instincts are all around higher than Backes. He is a smart player with a skill set that is all around better than Backes.
I don't see the Backes/Cole comparison at all, really. Cole has Backes beat by a wide margin in a number of critical areas. Cole is a much better skater than Backes, by the way.

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