6:21 PM EDT, Sun August 28, 2016
Defending Big D Aug 2, 2016

Training Camp Battles: Is Mattias Backman a Dallas diamond in the blueline rough?

Backman was the other Mattias in the Erik Cole trade. Could Backman be the next Mattias to crack the Dallas Stars 2016-2017 roster? By this point, we all know what a steal Mattias Janmark was for the Dallas Stars in the Erik Cole trade. But less is known about the other Mattias. Former 2011 5th round pick of the Detroit Red Wings, Mattias Backman. Like most people, I had no clue who Backman was. Detroit fans "liked that trade" at the time, which tells me they had no clue who Backman was either (or Janmark while we're at it). Backman began his career with Sweden's Linkoping HC (Linkoping...