I think Backman is really going to surprise a lot of people. He already averages over 20min/night in the SEL.
Agreed. Mattias Janmark is tearing up the Elite league at 20 too...I think both those guys are underrated.
Our defence prospects are incredible and its arguable, based on what I've read, that Backman could be as good as any of them. Right now though, I'd say the list looks something like this.
1. Sproul...exceeding all expectations.
2. Ouellett/Backman...same type playerr, different league.
In 3-4 years, I'd expect...
No you didn't. Here's what you said in May, 2012. Months after he'd been traded for, and while he was a free agent.
"Offer him a 5 year $3M per contract. A bit less money, but more security and more money to make the team better. If he doesn't agree, then let him decide what he wants to do. Get the 1st and 3rd round draft picks if he signs for more that elsewhere...Win-Win situation."
Here's where you said it: http://www.letsgowin...de#entry2299045.
Apparently when you say you "soured soon after" what you really mean is that it would be a "win" if the Wings had re-signed him for FIVE years at 3 million dollars.
Get real dude.
Lol. Facts...facts are sweet.
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