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05-22-2007, 08:50 PM
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Just watched the WaPo live and I'm impressed by Backstrom and how he answered the questions in his non-native language.

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05-22-2007, 08:54 PM
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any clips of it?

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He did seem pretty level headed and mature for 19 (I certainly wasn't). I liked the answer about what he wanted to do in the US...Play hockey. Sounds like an Ovechkin answer.

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is he still sportin' that euro mullet?

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I just watched the WaPoLive interview, I thought he did a nice job responding to the questions asked, especially for a 19yo speaking in his second language; he said more than I expected him to at this point given this weekend/week and series of events has to be overwhelming and he comes across in interviews as relatively shy (IMO).

They may put a clip up tomorrow; here is the link to the WPL site

http://midatlantic.comcastsportsnet.com/shows-WPL.asp

here is another interview - SportsTalk980 with Thompson and Koken

link to audio

PSU-there are several links to pics in this thread from the press conf for you to see for yourself

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05-22-2007, 09:24 PM
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is he still sportin' that euro mullet?
Nah didn't look like it so much.

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05-22-2007, 09:44 PM
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for those that have not looked at this link, there are several video files along with the article linked on the right

includes press conf clip, and Vogel interviews with his dad, one with Nicklas Backstrom and one with McPhee

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05-23-2007, 09:16 AM
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does age really matter? as long as you don't look 14 I don't think anyone would have a problem finding a place to drink.
Isn't that the actual problem? He does look like he's 14

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05-23-2007, 10:43 AM
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they've put up two short clips from WPL (under Tues May 22)

http://midatlantic.comcastsportsnet.com/shows-WPL.asp

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All of the clips just make me smile. He sounds so nervous, but I'm getting helplessly pumped about this team.

Hopefully this will be more warranted than my annual excitement about the Redskins.

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05-23-2007, 09:59 PM
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All of the clips just make me smile. He sounds so nervous, but I'm getting helplessly pumped about this team.

Hopefully this will be more warranted than my annual excitement about the Redskins.
on the Caps report they mentioned that in 1-on-1 interviews he does ok, but he does have some problems in a group setting


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05-26-2007, 12:59 AM
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This thread was a really good read, thanks to all that posted links to articles and videos

I'm still a bit nervous about how Backstrom will do in the NHL, he might do great but he can have the start Nazzy had. Slow, but ended up pretty good.

I haven't followed Capitals that close before but I will for sure this year, and hopefully many years to come


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05-26-2007, 02:56 AM
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Wow....this kid has me pumped. Mcphee may have hit 3 homeruns after taking such a beating in the draft in his career.

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05-26-2007, 03:42 AM
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I'm sure Ovechkin will have some vodka ready for him whenever he feels like dropping by.
Maybe the two have already been there and done that in Moscow, the chemistry building process has already begun!


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05-30-2007, 02:41 AM
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Bäckström is gonna be good, no doubt about it but it will probably take some time, and I hope everybody have patience with him and let him have time to adjust, and he really need to improve a lot of things in his game.

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Maybe the two have already been there and done that in Moscow, the chemistry building process has already begun!

But it'll be nice to see them in similar jerseys in some months (I assume that Alex wont attend the rookie camp )

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Bäckström is gonna be good, no doubt about it but it will probably take some time, and I hope everybody have patience with him and let him have time to adjust, and he really need to improve a lot of things in his game.
I don't ask for much, just get the puck to some guy named Alex and let him do the rest.

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09-29-2007, 05:30 PM
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I wonder whatever happened to atomic?
I responded to somebody's post to my thoughts on this on the Official Caps board, when someone posted about my posts here on the subject. Was it you? I don't think their is any need to respond to it here because you will send me a PM calling me a troll and then suspend me. If you want to discuss it go to the official boards and I will be glad to share my thoughts were I can respond without my post being deleted.

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09-29-2007, 07:39 PM
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I responded to somebody's post to my thoughts on this on the Official Caps board, when someone posted about my posts here on the subject. Was it you? I don't think their is any need to respond to it here because you will send me a PM calling me a troll and then suspend me. If you want to discuss it go to the official boards and I will be glad to share my thoughts were I can respond without my post being deleted.
what are you talking about? who brings ups a thread from 4 months ago? I've never had an account on the main boards nor do I plan on starting one

as for the whole backstrom never playing a game for the caps...

your exact words:
I doubt he will ever play for the caps. He was upset and being picked. He can wait another year and then re-enter the draft. The caps are idiots and should have picked Kessel. At least ask a guy if he would have played for the team if he were drafted. Here's guessing if the Bruins selected him he would be playing in the NHL this season.

or another one:
Well in a year when Johnson is playing in the NHL and Backstrom is still in Sweden you will realize it was a wasted pick for the Caps and not for the blues
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=262700&page=6

you sure called that one right

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09-30-2007, 03:43 AM
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I will admit I was wrong about Backstrom not signing with the Caps. I guess you will admit I was right about Pothier not being very good, Mcphee being an idiot for not signing any centers last year, Sutherby and Eminger being jokes who don't belong in the NHL, etc, etc?

I brought up the thread because somebody called me an idiot for posting this stuff on here on the official boards and then never responded to my responses. I thought if someone mentioned that I Posted on this board they would have posted it here as well. I figured it was you who posted the stuff on the official boards as well.

Oh well, at least the team won't be a joke this year like the last two years. That is something we can all agree on. I guess if it weren't for people like me refusing to drink the Kool Aide last year and not attending games the team wouldn't have bothered to sign guys like Kozlov, Poti, Nylander.

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09-30-2007, 08:09 AM
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If Pothier is still bad playing 20-22 minutes a night, then we'll agree. I havent' seen that point yet (because he has looked good whenever he only got 20 or so).


As for last year, the goal was to get Backstrom over here and signed. Then hope someone else could shelter him till he took over the reigns of the #2 spot. Backstrom stayed and any plans to significantly improve were on hold.

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09-30-2007, 08:11 AM
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I will admit I was wrong about Backstrom not signing with the Caps. I guess you will admit I was right about Pothier not being very good, Mcphee being an idiot for not signing any centers last year, Sutherby and Eminger being jokes who don't belong in the NHL, etc, etc?

I brought up the thread because somebody called me an idiot for posting this stuff on here on the official boards and then never responded to my responses. I thought if someone mentioned that I Posted on this board they would have posted it here as well. I figured it was you who posted the stuff on the official boards as well.

Oh well, at least the team won't be a joke this year like the last two years. That is something we can all agree on. I guess if it weren't for people like me refusing to drink the Kool Aide last year and not attending games the team wouldn't have bothered to sign guys like Kozlov, Poti, Nylander.
Pothier is a completely solid #4. He has played quite well in the preaseason.

Mcphee not signing a center last season was a shrewd move. With Backstrom coming through the pipeline, it would have been wasted money. Our young players were still raw. Centers were signed for this season because our young players have gelled and are mature enough to warrant spending money outside the organization.

And hey, I'm sure not signing a center last season helped us get Alzner, who will surely be a very important part of this organization.

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Is there way to unbump threads and send them straight to hell?

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