I also go with Neuvy... I think backstrom will get more starts.
I like to look at their contracts sometimes to help edge my choices... since that can lead politics (i.e. contract years to showcase players for trade or figure out their resign salary...etc)
Courtesy of Capgeek:
a )Neuvirth, Michal » -- $1,150,000 -- RFA end of season 2013
b) Holtby, Braden » EL -- $637,777 -- RFA end of season 2013
c) Backstrom, Niklas » $6,000,000 -- UFA end of season 2013
d) Harding, Josh » $1,900,000 -- $1,900,000 --$1,900,000 -- UFA ( 2015 )
If backstrom commands a high amount on a resign... i imagine they go to harding more to figure out if they can roll w/ him longer term. I still think he will get all the opportunities given the size of his contract.
You can spin this any way though...
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