Was he that bad? I don't think there is a word in the English dictionary that could describe how bad he is/was, so he was more than "that bad".
can you the word describe?
Originally Posted by JustAnotherHockeyFan
I'm just asking out of curiosity, what ever happened to him? Was he really that bad a D-man?
Notice a player with not ideal positional play, slow with bad moving. He had to be our PPQB but his passes were not any idea, any suprise. He did not use his body, he was soft boy I had feel sometimes that he avoids forwards. I do not know how he had potential but if he had it he never fill it.
When former Blues GM Larry Pleau gave Backman a multi year extension I was sure that someone, somewhere was controlling his mind in a bold gambit to sabotage the Blues. As it turns out, Pleau did an excellent job of that all on his own with multi year deals to Brewer, McKee and Jackman in the following years. I later came to the conclusion that Pleau was, in fact, not a very good GM.