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Thread: [Cage Match Tournament] #4 Backstrom vs. #5 Varlamov

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    Default [Cage Match Tournament] #4 Backstrom vs. #5 Varlamov

    It's time to run down our final first round matchups in the Cage Match Tournament with those from the Dryden Bracket. We have been seriously thin on upsets so far but that is just fine by me. Remember that you are voting for whichever goalie you prefer in a one-year league with Wins, Goals Against Average, Save Percentage and Shutouts as the categories.

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    #1 Smith vs. #8 Neuvirth
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    Varlamov has a nice future but Backstrom is so established.
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    These guys are VERRRRY close for me. Varlamov's home numbers were dirt-nasty last year...if he can get some consistency on the road he'll be a great fantasy option.

    I actually had Backstrom ranked one spot above Varlamov in my ranking...so I have to go with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondon View Post
    These guys are VERRRRY close for me. Varlamov's home numbers were dirt-nasty last year...if he can get some consistency on the road he'll be a great fantasy option.

    I actually had Backstrom ranked one spot above Varlamov in my ranking...so I have to go with him.
    That's almost enough to make me vote Varly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dyzfunctioned View Post
    That's almost enough to make me vote Varly.
    That's almost enough to explain Backstrom's early season injury.
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    In a 1 year league, I would take Backstrom.
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    Backstrom for me boss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericdaoust View Post
    That's almost enough to explain Backstrom's early season injury.
    I realize this joke was made at my expense but even I laughed at this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondon View Post
    I realize this joke was made at my expense but even I laughed at this one.
    Sad part is that this isn't a joke. I actually believe it to be fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericdaoust View Post
    Sad part is that this isn't a joke. I actually believe it to be fact.
    This needs to be investigated - mythbusters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dyzfunctioned View Post
    This needs to be investigated - mythbusters?
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    Secret mobs, governments, goalie killers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomm Bastic View Post
    Is he? I'm not too convinced on that point. Varly for me.
    Yeah, Backstrom has been a solid goalie for years. He gets hurt but Varlamov does too.
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    I remember just like 2 (or maybe 3?) years ago, Backstrom was considered an elite goalie.

    I guess it would have been after 08-09 when he posted 37 wins along with .923 and 2.33.

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    Varlamov for me but this is a good matchup I can see voting either way. Backstrom is 34 with Harding and even Hackett behind him, while Varly has that crease all to himself. We know what to expect from Backs now, while Varly still has the upside....maybe he stays level but it's possible he blows Backs away. I like to gamble.
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