A proposal with Vokoun isn't a shakeup trade. It's a buyer/seller trade. The Caps aren't sure whether they're a buyer or seller yet. They go o'fer the weekend in Florida and they'll be that much closer to being a seller, and Vokoun could hit the trade market. They come out with 3/4 points, and they may be buyers. Toss up. I'm still unsure as to whether the Caps want to re-sign him, for that matter. They certainly have seen nothing from Neuvirth or Holtby this year to suggest Vokoun isn't needed.
backstrom's defense needs work? this is a 4 on 3 penalty kill. if backstrom's defense needs work he would not be on the ice.
here backstrom turns over the puck. he makes a defensive takeaway to get it back. then he skates the puck
down, takes a huge hit and scores the winner. btw...thats seabrooke and keith that be burns for the win and thats
buff that hits him.
There is no Backstrom deal at all, and anyone suggesting the possibility is just wasting people's time. I frankly think it's more likely the Caps trade Ovechkin, and that's awfully remote in its own right.
I mean Backstrom isn't Crosby his defense needs work.
What else would you need?
Backstrom is one of the best two way centers in the game. I thought this was common knowledge. He's pretty much a lock to win a Selke at some point in his career, and I wouldn't trade him straight up for any player on the Hawks. That includes Toews.