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07-05-2012, 03:46 PM
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Backlund Re-signs

http://flames.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=637307

1 year, $725,000 AAV

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Wow, great deal! Show what you're made of Backlund!

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This is his year to break out. He will have skill to play with (Hudler, possibly Baertschi or Cervenka). I think a lot of fans will give up on him if he does not play like we all think he can.

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07-05-2012, 03:50 PM
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Great news. Hope he sticks around and has a break out season. Still think he might be trade bait with a defenseman for help in the middle. That contract will definitely help on either front.

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Make or break year for Backlund!

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07-05-2012, 04:06 PM
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Good contract, he needs to prove himself. For those wondering, it's actually less than his salary from 2011/12 which was $787,500.

Now on to Irving?


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07-05-2012, 04:12 PM
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Great contract, if he clicks with new line mates, this could look extremely well.

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07-05-2012, 04:15 PM
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Feaster strength is contract signings (well minus the NMC's). Lets see what Backlund can do.

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07-05-2012, 04:20 PM
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He will have much more talented wingers this year! Even if he is playing on the 1st line or the 3rd line the talent around him will be better - time to break out Backlund and then get paid!

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07-05-2012, 04:22 PM
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He needs to get his game together and start producing. He's starting to remind me of Lombardi in a way.

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07-05-2012, 04:36 PM
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Great signing, he's gonna have a season to prove himself. With Sven Baertschi coming in i think it will be good for Backlund.

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07-05-2012, 04:39 PM
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Well played by Feaster. Fantastic deal for us. I really hope he steps his game up this season.

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Good deal. Lets see if Backlund can start producing.

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He needs to get his game together and start producing. He's starting to remind me of Lombardi in a way.
Only the production part. Skill wise Backlund is so much better. But Backlund really has only been a disappointment last season when everyone was expecting a break out season. I remember expecting that from lombardi for like 3 consecutive seasons.

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Sven will make him a star

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He's still a rfa after this season then right?

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He's still a rfa after this season then right?
Sure is

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He's still a rfa after this season then right?
According to Capgeek he is still an RFA after this contract

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Sven will make him a star
Yep. The competition for roster spots, spotlight, ice-time.... That's his competition and if they click on a line....good news.

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07-05-2012, 06:38 PM
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Sven will make him a star
I believe they will be like Zajac and Parise (not in terms of playing style) but the fact that Backlund will be just good enough to keep up with Sven.

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07-05-2012, 07:27 PM
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Pretty good cap hit. The only person left to sign is Irving. With 3.5 million left, there's no reason why Feaster can't get it done while keeping a little space for the deadline if need be.

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Pretty good cap hit. The only person left to sign is Irving. With 3.5 million left, there's no reason why Feaster can't get it done while keeping a little space for the deadline if need be.
I think Babchuck is gone for sure if we assume that Irving and Sven make the team then that is 24 contracts on the roster.

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Only the production part. Skill wise Backlund is so much better. But Backlund really has only been a disappointment last season when everyone was expecting a break out season. I remember expecting that from lombardi for like 3 consecutive seasons.
This. Lombardi had hands of stone, whereas Backlund has the skill. I'm happy he's going to be back, and hope he can have a breakout season that isn't plagued with injuries like last season was/isn't playing on the 4th line with guys like Jones and Jackman.

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07-05-2012, 07:44 PM
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I think Babchuck is gone for sure if we assume that Irving and Sven make the team then that is 24 contracts on the roster.
What will Babs yield? I think the Islanders would give us a pick for him so they can reach the floor. Plus the Islanders are weak on defense. Maybe a 3rd?

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Backlund and Lombardi comparisons?

Backlund
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