A Capitals star not named Alex

By |2008-01-30T08:13:23-05:00January 30th, 2008|The Dobotomy|

Nicklas Backstrom

 

With all the hype that accompanied Nicklas Backstrom prior to the season, it was surprising to see how many roto-league owners bailed on him so early in the year. Even some keeper-league owners had an itchy trigger finger.

He’s 20 years old and was hyped as a Calder Trophy candidate in the summer. He started off with nine points in 21 games and poolies figured he was stuck on the third line for the entire season.

Not so. 

(Originally published by The Hockey News January 25)

 

A Capitals star not named Alex

By |2008-01-30T08:13:23-05:00January 30th, 2008|The Dobotomy|

Nicklas Backstrom

 

With all the hype that accompanied Nicklas Backstrom prior to the season, it was surprising to see how many roto-league owners bailed on him so early in the year. Even some keeper-league owners had an itchy trigger finger.

He’s 20 years old and was hyped as a Calder Trophy candidate in the summer. He started off with nine points in 21 games and poolies figured he was stuck on the third line for the entire season.

Not so. 

(Originally publi