How good is David Backes?
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04-18-2007, 06:11 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
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If you don't think Doan is a "true top 6 forward" your standards for evaluating players are TERRIBLY flawed. The guy may be over-rated; but NOBODY doubts whether or not he's a legit top 6 forward(except for you that is).
I have to SERIOUSLY question your standards right now. If a consistent 25 goal scoring Power Forward CAPTAIN isn't a "real top 6 forward" in your books WHAT IS? Seriously man; what standards are you judging players by if a guy like that doesn't rank as a top 6 forward? I truely and honestly want to know.
I should have made myself clear: I don't see him as possessing the pure finesse talents of a top NHL forward. That is much different from what came out, which was that he's not a top 6 forward in the NHL, which is an incorrect statement. Doan would be a top 2 line player on pretty much every team in the NHL. Having said that, I don't put him in the elite skill category of the top NHLers like Crosby, Lecavalier, St.Louis and about 15 others.
Doan's a great and valuable player. He's not top end finesse skills for the NHL though, which is what I specifically meant, although articulated poorly.
By the way for reference a list of absolute top 6 players regardless of what team you put them on:
Marleau (emerging, world class skills)
By the way a guys like Dustin Penner or even perhaps a Trent Hunter are better comparisons for Backes than Cole and Doan. You guys overestimate Backes skill level, IMO. He's a 2nd tier support player, not a core top 6 forward like Doan and Cole.
It's how I see it, sorry. I'm not sure why you guys think I'm disparaging him. I'm not. I like him as a player. What's the deal with you folks? If I don't wet myself over a player then I have a bias against him? BS.
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