Niklas Backstrom: 5 Reasons the Minnesota Wild Should Consider Trading Him

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Niklas Backstrom: 5 Reasons the Minnesota Wild Should Consider Trading Him
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Since the 2006-07 season, Niklas Backstrom has manned the crease for the Minnesota Wild, stopping puck after puck with a steely-eyed countenance and eerie calmness reminiscent of Anthony Hopkins' portrayals of the notorious Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

However, the Wild have several young goaltenders in their system, and the time might be right to trade Backstrom.  The following slides present five reasons why the Wild should consider moving the stoic Finn. 

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