Player Discussion Nicklas Backstrom

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  1. AlexBrovechkin8 At least there was 2018.

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    Maybe if he made it look like they were considering the deal he thought Boston might up their offer. Or maybe it's because McPhee always thinks he's the smartest guy in the room. Who knows.
     
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    I was just wondering if there was a legit reason to do Bruins like that or he was just trolling. But yeah, I guess he was just having fun lol.
     
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    What’s funny is the Bruins easily could’ve said “we want Hot Dog (Kessel)” and Caps may have done the deal.....thinking the Swede would be there at 5.

    I’d have to look and see who was avail at 37 back then

    edit — Caps already has 3 2nds that year as it was. 34/35/52 = Neuvirth, Bouchard, Seabrook.
     
  4. usiel Aegrescit medendo

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    At this point in their career I start to wonder what Backstrom (and AOs) post career jobs might look like. Guess we can't rule out becoming an agent for Backstrom yet.
     
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    I think the conversation was going on prior to the 4th pick if I remember correctly and they didn't want to tip their hand on who we wanted because it could have changed things for other teams maybe? Spit balling here but I thought that was the circumstances as well.
     
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    He said there is no chance he becomes an agent
     
  7. stanleycaps18 I cheer for laundry

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    I think Nicky wants to be an agent. Ovi? He could possibly replace Putin as UberTsar of the new Russian Federation.
     
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    I wonder how good Backstrom could have been had he been the lead player on a good team? He's so understated and unselfish. Could have been a 35 goals guy on a regular basis if he needed to score more because he didnt have the passing options he does with the Caps?
     
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    I don't think so. I mean he scored over 30 goals exactly once in entire career (its been 14 seasons?). Crosby almost always had a passing options during his career and still hit 30 bunch of times already. Nicky has very good wrist shot and decent snap shot but he isn't goalscorer, he would always look for a pass first even with worst line mates.
     
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    Really? Backstrom always scores more when the team needs the goals. Strikes me that its priorities. And save for when he shares the ice Malkin when has Crosby had passing options like Ovechkin, Semin, Oshie, Wilson, Kuznetsov, Williams, Green and Carlson?
     
  12. Ovechkins Wodka Registered User

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    Damn we had some pretty good players
     
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    Funny, aint it?
     
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  14. Calicaps NFA

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    Fire GMBM!
     
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    GMGM picked most of them... All but Oshie and Williams
     
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    Yes I know. And I knew someone would say that. But BMac has kept the core roster largely in tact and mostly improved upon it.
     
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    And I think a Div winner every season hes been GM.
     
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    McPhee hired MacLellan. So.....
     
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    Nick would be a playmaker on any team and his stat line wouldn’t change much. He would maybe have slightly more goals but slightly fewer assists. I think he would put up 30 G - 50 A - 80 pts most years of his prime.
     
  20. NobodyBeatsTheWiz Happy now?

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    I don't think Nick would have near the production he does over the course of his career if defenses weren't shading towards another option.
     
  21. ALLCAPSALLTHETIME Great Dane! Love that Eller feller.

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  22. ALLCAPSALLTHETIME Great Dane! Love that Eller feller.

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    Backstrom has the most assists (714) since he entered the League. A 28 assist lead over some other player. He is 5th in points at 971. Ovie leads with 1,119.

    Backstrom is 6th in points all time for Swedish players. Only Sundin (1,349), Alfredsson (1,157), Lidstrom (1,142), H. Sedin (1,070) and D. Sedin (1,041) are ahead of him.

    Backstrom is currently 11th all time in goals for Swedish players with 257. If he scores 8 more goals, he'll be in 8th place. Sundin leads with 564.

    Backstrom is currently 4th all time in assists for Swedish players with 714. Only Lidstrom (878), H. Sedin (830) and Sundin (785) have more.

    He is also 4th all time for Swedish players in power play points with 393 and tied for 13th all time in GWG with 38.
     
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    Ov, Crosby, Malkin, Kane, and Backstrom. First ballot hall of famer
     
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  25. ALLCAPSALLTHETIME Great Dane! Love that Eller feller.

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    Yeah, Backstrom is a lock, IMHO.

    Should hit at least 1,000 assists and 1,400 points if he plays until 40.
     

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