reasons: Elias is still a vital part of the New Jersey offense, powerplay etc. He is a good fantasy player who not only scores, but records assists to and being on a great team like new Jersey, i can almsot guarantee Elais' +/- ratio is much better than Alffredsson
Backstrom is top 5 among the leagues playmakers, he had 66 assists last year, but he also scored 22 goals. Stats like these are valuable, and when you put it witha +14 +/- rating, he is an incredible asset to any keeper or H2H league. Plus, look who his line-mates are; Ovechkin and Semin, two 100+ point-type players, which should create opportunities for Backstrom to score more goals. Especially so when Semin is healthy.