- Jul 31, 2007
Yes, Sweeney gets credit for doing the least bad of bad free agent signings that summer.What's amazing is that Backes is probably the best of all of those. What a remarkable day of spending.
I did have higher hopes for Backes. It's clear that at 35 his legs are gone, and there is no way he should be risking his health by playing the pugilist role any more. If he retired, it wouldn't be the worst thing. Anyway, maybe he can get sheltered a bit at the AHL and get a buyout in the summer.