Discussion in 'Washington Capitals' started by Eazy for Kuzy, May 28, 2015.
Longest cold streak of his carear and now a 5 game ponintless streak.
Maybe. He hasn't missed any time but he's been awful for most of this year. Had a few good games when he was first reunited with Ovechkin but other than that's been arguably the most disappointing player on the team.
Backstrom is in a scoring slump but he still helps the team in other ways. Unlike other players on this team when he isn't putting up points he isn't a liability.
Nic can thank me later for exorcising that SUCKubus from his locker... hopefully tonight is the start of turning it around.
Maybe he’s having a tough season but he looks to be coming around, finally.
Also, he now has 570 career assists which is 100th all time.
So congrats to Backstrom for that!
Maybe he's pacing himself a bit too. Just another factor. One has to leave something in the tank for Worlds in Copenhagen!
Cheeky. I like it.
Kinda plugging a fan purchase, but I got a Backstrom winter classic t-shirt from 2011 off amazon to break the slump!
I want to go to Kobnhavn!
EASY! Get in a car and go there! I remember your stories about Denmark, bars and so on. I hope it wasn't in PM
This short thread has 90% negative posts about him. I guess he never was popular player.
Could have fooled me! The guy has always come out of the storm almost completely dry.
It was his 11th season.
8th season with 50+ assists. (he has a streak with 5 seasons going on)
So 3 seasons when he didn't reach that mark.
- first year of his new contract (77 games / 47 assists)
- concussed by a pos (42 games / 30 assists)
- lockout (48 games / 40 assists)
So in fact, he only didn't reach it once.
edit : I'm pretty happy that GMGM didn't trade that sweeede to Boston for their 5th and 37th. Did something good there.
Man this guy is amazing when he's on this game.
He is my favorite player on the team. It really sucked seeing him struggle early in the year.
Backstrom is making Burakovsky look good. Lol.
Hoping for a big playoffs from him. The Caps are going to need him, big time.
I used to really harp on him for his playoff performances despite him being one of my all time favorite Caps, but he did step up big time last year's playoffs. Hope that continues.
Backstrom and Kuzy and Eller along with the goaltending are the keys. Not Ov. Backstrom is still the best all around player on the team
And yet this team was winning even with Backstrom not getting on the score sheet for 20 games. Backstrom has a more crucial role at both ends of the ice but make no mistake, #8 is the captain of this ship.
Come playoffs the games tighten up. It will get harder to get Ovechkin the puck. Same with Oshie. Backstrom and Kuzy will have to carry more of the weight. If they both can play at their best thru the playoffs, the Caps can win. If one of them goes missing, they lose again
They're centers, by definition they carry most of the load. In spite of that, what this team needs badly in the playoffs is goals, and everyone is looking at Ovi for that.
You should be looking for those goals from Backstrom and Kuznetsov. That's my point. They both have 20 plus goals and need to be a primary provider of putting pucks in the nets. Ov is going to be wearing somebody everywhere he goes. All the more reason to need goal production from those guys. Anyone think that Eller or Wilson or Burt are going to pot 3 in a series?
This. The D will draped all over 8, and that should open space for his centermen to look off the other D and take the shots. Ovie and Willy can drive the net for rebounds. But center drives that push back the D will be vital.