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MATTIAS BACKMAN RUMORS

Wings' Mattias Backman latest Swede nearing roster spot

The Detroit Red Wings have had a touch of good fortune with defensemen from Sweden. There was Nicklas Lidstrom, who left after 20 years with seven Norris Trophies and four Stanley Cups. There is Niklas Kronwall, current leader of the blue line. Down the road, there are signs prospect Mattias Backman could be part of the team's core. He's the sort of smooth, heads-up player...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Profiling Red Wings prospect Mattias Backman in English and Swedish

Mattias Backman gave a superb interview to Corren.se's Andreas Pettersson yesterday (six-and-a-half-minute-long Swedish video interview included), and in a lovely little coincidence, the Red Wings posted a video profiling the stringbean defenseman this afternoon: If you missed the interview, here's a rough translation of Corren's Pettersson's chat with Backman...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Backman could be next Swede to join Wings

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. -- It really doesn't matter where the Red Wings choose a player in the upcoming NHL draft -- if he's from Sweden, people expect him to succeed. After all, so many Swedes have succeeded over the years, including captain Henrik Zetterberg, chosen in the seventh round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft with the 210th pick, and defenseman Jonathan Ericsson, chosen...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect news: Backman’s LHC eliminated; Mantha, Bertuzzi, Athanasiou post points

The Red Wings' prospects mostly had a good day/evening Tuesday, but we may be engaging in another, "Will he or won't he come over?" situation regarding one player: In Sweden's SHL, Linkopings HC lost a 7-3 decision to Skelleftea AIK, losing the series 4 games to 1, and Skelleftea now advances to the SHL final to defend last year's title. Mattias Backman...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect news: Backman’s LHC fight on; Athanasiou & Barrie lose; on HF’s top 50

Two Red Wings prospects took part in playoff hockey on Sunday, and their respective teams experienced mixed results: In Sweden's SHL, Mattias Backman didn't register a point but played 21:16 in Linkopings HC's 1-0 win over AIK Skellefetea, but LHC is still in trouble--they trail the teams' second-round series 3 games to 1; And in North America, in the OHL, Andreas...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect news: Mantha’s 2 goals not enough for Val-d’Or; Griffins, Walleye lose

The Red Wings' prospects had a bit of a mixed...Well, okay an entirely losing day on Friday, and the trio of teams taking part in playoff series (though one is "playing out the string" all had difficult efforts). Starting in Sweden, in the SHL, Mattias Backman and Linkopings HC lost 4-1 to Skelleftea AIK, and LHC trails that series 3 games to none. Backman finished...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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