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05-23-2009, 05:36 AM
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Nicklas Backstrom

I think if you keep hold of ovi,semin and backstrom you will be amazing line if you get get semin to play his off wing.Backstrom WILL be a top playmaking centre in this league.

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Backstrom has already established himself as a top playmaking center in the league. He finished tied for 3rd in assists during the regular season, albeit a slow start coming out of the gate. If he started racking up the assists early on, he easily could have lead the NHL in assists in 08-09.

In the playoffs Backstrom took his game to a new level, proving he can produce during crunch time. At this point, he is still 3rd in assists in the playoffs.

Backstrom is currently my favorite player in the NHL, but bias aside, he is a top playmaker, perhaps the best passer right now or up there with Marc Savard, Joe Thornton and Crosby.

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I think if you keep hold of ovi,semin and backstrom you will be amazing line if you get get semin to play his off wing.Backstrom WILL be a top playmaking centre in this league.
That line gets too cute at times, but when it's on it's definitely dangerous.

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05-23-2009, 10:49 AM
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ovi-backstrom-semim...get semin to play his off wing....took me a second to grasp that you are suggesting moving Ovechkin???

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Book em danno

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I think if you keep hold of ovi,semin and backstrom you will be amazing line if you get get semin to play his off wing.Backstrom WILL be a top playmaking centre in this league.
This line is great when it works, and terrible when it doesn't.

The major problem with this line is that when they are put together and not on the ice, the Caps have almost no scoring threat.

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He's good at ice hockey.

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He's good at ice hockey.
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already a top 1st lin center in NHL.

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He's good at ice hockey.
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I love the guy, but would like to see more ruff and tuff playing, like Forsberg. Forsberg was the most exciting player to watch with all his asets since Lemiuex & Gretzky. If Backstrom would play some more tuff game ( i have seen him doing the Forsberg-hit - the one with the shoulder knocking the guy out). More of that.

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Won't it be better to keep Ovi and Semin on different lines. Can one of them get something out of Nylander on there line.

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06-23-2009, 02:40 AM
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The kid is awesome. The only question is his goal scoring. If he becomes a consistent 35 goal scorer he will definitely be a top 5 NHL center and a HOF candidate because he is so great at everything else.

If he doesn't become a goal-scorer he will be less effective as a #1 but still good. Like Adam Oates.

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How much does

Nicklas Backstrom play with Ovechkin?

He's always impressed me and I'm considering taking him in a modern era draft as my third line center. His stats are fantastic but I don't know how much his stats are inflated playing with Ovechkin in his career.

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07-06-2009, 06:57 PM
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Nicklas Backstrom play with Ovechkin?

He's always impressed me and I'm considering taking him in a modern era draft as my third line center. His stats are fantastic but I don't know how much his stats are inflated playing with Ovechkin in his career.

dude... he's a goalie. he's on the ice all the time ovechkin is.

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dude... he's a goalie. he's on the ice all the time ovechkin is.
That joke might've been funny if I had said "Niklas" instead of Nicklas.

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If you are looking for a stud fantasy 3rd line center for your fantasy team, go with Boyd Gordon. He should be a point per 10 or 15 games player.

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Nicklas Backstrom play with Ovechkin?

He's always impressed me and I'm considering taking him in a modern era draft as my third line center. His stats are fantastic but I don't know how much his stats are inflated playing with Ovechkin in his career.
If he's available when you draft, take him. He will get you plenty of points. Some of that will be because of AO but he hasn't slowed down much regardless of who he has next to him.

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07-09-2009, 09:27 AM
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The guy needs to learn to shoot more.

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07-09-2009, 09:28 AM
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I love the guy, but would like to see more ruff and tuff playing, like Forsberg. Forsberg was the most exciting player to watch with all his asets since Lemiuex & Gretzky. If Backstrom would play some more tuff game ( i have seen him doing the Forsberg-hit - the one with the shoulder knocking the guy out). More of that.
I remember during the playoffs a guy was charging Nick along the boards and Nick went at him and knocked the guy down.

He is capable of some solid hits.

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Nick had perhaps our stud sequence of the year vs the rags. Stonewalls a sure goal on Callahan; helps get the puck out and ends up with it down in the opposite end corner. Callahan pissed as hell flies back at Nick who goes and sits the man on his keister, then dishes it to Ovi finally to Semin for a sweet back breaker 2 goal swing on the road.

That was one of my favorite plays of the year.


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07-09-2009, 11:00 AM
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The best Backstrom sequence of the Rangers series was in the last few minutes or so of game 7. The Rangers had a little momentum and they wanted to gear up their attack. Dubinsky started a breakout and Backstrom came flying down center and knocked him the **** out. It was beautiful. The series was over right then.

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The best Backstrom sequence of the Rangers series was in the last few minutes or so of game 7. The Rangers had a little momentum and they wanted to gear up their attack. Dubinsky started a breakout and Backstrom came flying down center and knocked him the **** out. It was beautiful. The series was over right then.
My favorite thing I witnessed from Backstrom in the playoffs was his fiesty attitude between whistles. Gomez was being Gomez (which means he was being a little....insert your favorite four letter word here), and Backstrom never backed up one bit.

Also, he OWNED the board battles that series. It didnt matter who he was up against. Callahan, Avery, Gomez, Drury (although to be fair, Drury had the debilitating arm injury), it didnt matter. He went to the boards and came away with the puck a high percentage of the time.

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07-09-2009, 11:43 AM
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My favorite thing I witnessed from Backstrom in the playoffs was his fiesty attitude between whistles. Gomez was being Gomez (which means he was being a little....insert your favorite four letter word here), and Backstrom never backed up one bit.

Also, he OWNED the board battles that series. It didnt matter who he was up against. Callahan, Avery, Gomez, Drury (although to be fair, Drury had the debilitating arm injury), it didnt matter. He went to the boards and came away with the puck a high percentage of the time.
And he's only going to get stronger and more mature.

I loved this from last year.


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