Thursday, October 04, 2007

Season Preview: Nicklas Backstrom

The Caps newest wunderkid is finally here, Nicklas Backstrom. According to some reports, Backstrom will score 200 points this season, and accomplish more in a week than Chuck Norris would in a year.

Not since Alexander Ovechkin has a Caps' prospect had anywhere near the hype that Backstrom has, but the front office know that "Becks" won't have that kind of rookie season. Look for Backstrom to have a solid season, starting on the right wing on the second lien, but probably moving to center at some point before the season is over. And given the talent among his linemates, Michael Nylander and Alexander Semin, maybe Backstrom will be able to make a dent in that 200 point plateau.

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