Player Discussion David Backes IV

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  1. Roll 4 Lines

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    Kindly cut and paste this post into the Great Fight Debate thread. I think both sides of the aisle would agree with it!
     
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    Me, I'm a salt and pepper guy when it comes to crow.

    Over the years I've become quite accustomed to the flavor!
     
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    A little A1 kills the gaminess, I've found :laugh:
     
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    Is it confirmed that he spoke up after the first period? I haven’t been digging for info lately but this wouldn’t surprise me, and i think it’s exactly what a young and wounded team needs.
     
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    Quote from Marchand I believe in the post game thread
     
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    I honestly thought he would end up being taken to the hospital, given how fast he got off the ice and headed down the tunnel. I only needed to see it once to know it was bad.

    This is the second time in two seasons he's been cut by a skate blade and both times he got off easy compared to what might have been.
     
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    One thing : Backes since coming in Boston is unlucky as hell. I like his resilience. I like the player and how he fights back from everything he needed to go thru. If he can have a bit of luck and health he will be capable of having momentum.

    He never had any chance since his arrival in Boston du to health issus, concussions and injuries to get things going his way.
     
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    A few of my thoughts about the 34 year old….

    He Played 99 games in 20015/16, that is a lot, and then he spent his next 6 weeks in an awkward Limbo. After signing on July 1st, he and his family would have less than 2 months to pack up ten years of their life and move to Boston before he would leave for the World Cup. The time he spent at the World Cup left him two weeks late to his first Bruins training camp. This type of disjointed off-season was clearly not the “best case scenario” for his start in Boston.

    Season 1 (Compressed schedule)
    Bursa Sac Surgery
    Concussion
    Coaching change

    Still, his 225 hits led the team by a lot and he produced at a .514 /gm rate, just shy of his 2015/16 pace. The eye test was different though, he looked slow, tired and lost at times. I thought he showed improvement in the playoffs.

    In his first full off-season in Boston he aggressively losses 10+lbs and comes to camp trim, rested and ready.

    Season 2
    Diverticulitis – (which can be triggered by significant weight loss)
    Colon Surgery
    Suspended for 3 games
    Leg laceration from skate
    Concussion

    Despite having 10” of his colon removed and suffering a cut deep enough for 2 layers of stitches he was still tied for 2nd in hits per game (2.41) and improved his production to .579/gm, closer to his career average. Eye test - WARRIOR

    This off season he was still acknowledging post-concussion symptoms well into August, yet he shows up to camp down another 10~lbs and ready to go. Of course, he has already suffered another concussion and that nasty skate to the face this season.

    This guy is a warrior and a true leader. He is worth every penny in my mind, even/especially with all of his injuries.
     
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    Just spot on. But imwoudn’t be a good GM... i simply like our heart and soul guys and Backes is one of them.
     
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    Yup

    And and you could factor in the decrease in pp time from what he saw in STL as well.
     
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    Lucky for me the way I perceive his salary breakdown allows me to be 100% ok with this deal.

    …He makes $2m/yr. for wearing the “A” the way he does, he is really good at it.

    …He makes $2m/yr. to hit everything he gets near, He has 407 hits with the Bruins.

    …The last $2m/yr. is for points and minutes and despite some serious injuries/surgeries he has still put up decent numbers to justify that $2m.

    I’m fine with this deal and I look forward to seeing what David can do when/if he gets some good luck with his health.
     
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    Man. They should introduce an award for that kind of performance. Call it the "Not Jonathan Quick Award"
     
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    Great post!

    I don't agree that he has been worth the 6mil price tag, but he definitely is worth more to this team than he is by buying bought out or traded.
     
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    Backes last year and this (through all the injuries and illnesses).
    83 games 17 goals 22 assists 39 pts

    Brandon Saad last year
    82 games 18 goals 17 assists 35 points
     
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    Y'know, it's kind of odd though, that players will be penalized for not being in control of their sticks – no leeway – but they don't get penalized for not being in control of the sharp metal blades attached to their feet.
     
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    Backes has been a soldier these last couple weeks, good to see him shine a bit again.
     
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    Backes AvgTOI: 14.33
    Saad AvgTOI: 17.43

    (AvgTOI over last two seasons)

    Now I’m not arguing who is the better player right now, but all of the above is certainly interesting.
     
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    That's some good perspective
     
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    I'm just really happy he is finding his game. Backes is a warrior and it sucks to see him struggle. With everyone healthy I'm feeling really good about a bottom 6 that looks like

    Heinen-JFK-Donato
    Nordstrom-Kuraly-Backes
     
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    Nice to see him playing better
     
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    Looks like he's earning his paycheck .
     
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    Warms my damn heart to see this much positive Backes talk

    He’s been great as of late. With Chara and Bergeron being out his leadership has been critical

    I Can’t help but be impressed by his resilience. Same goes for the team itself
     
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    DB playing some very good hockey, I have begun consumption of the crow I have prepared by smoking it lightly with beautiful honey wood chips, topped with a home made dipping sauce which I can`t reveal here or I`d have to hurt ya:)
     
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    He's been playing a lot better then last couple weeks. Hopefully he can keep it up.
     
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