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2016 NHL Free Agency: David Backes Could help the Red Wings, but there are better options

The Red Wings have had a true emphasis on size over the past few years. Whether or not you think this is dumb, the team wants to be bigger, they want to play with more of a physical edge. Is this a good thing? Listen, I’ve made it abundantly clear that architecting a roster full of knuckle-dragging buffoons is a bad idea. Now, that doesn’t mean you can find big players who have...
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1 hour ago

Buffalo Sabres UFA Options: David Backes, Plan B?

The Buffalo Sabres may have been looking to catch the biggest fish in the free agent market, but rumors have them eyeing another current captain. Unless you live on the moon, dwell in a cave, or reside under a rock in the desert, you are well aware that the Buffalo Sabres were very interested in […] Buffalo Sabres UFA Options: David Backes, Plan B? - Sabre Noise - Sabre Noise ...
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12 hours ago

Unanswered questions ahead of NHL free agency

There’s nothing that quenches the thirst for hockey during the offseason like free agency. That's mostly because you never know what team is going to come out of the woodwork and make the trade of the summer that puts everyone’s jaws on the floor …Like the Edmonton Oilers trading Taylor Hall straight up to the New Jersey Devils for Adam Larsson.Or the Predators shipping captain...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Backes is apparently selling his house

The St. Louis area isn’t too densely populated which makes it relatively easy to bump into Blues skaters around town. David Backes has called Clayton home for a while, but now it appears he’s selling his house which may indicate his future with the Blues might be about to end. Credit to the folks over at the Blues subreddit for finding that Backes’ home is up on the market...
Via Frozen Notes
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Vlasic donates $2,500 to Backes’ charity

The third-round series between the San Jose Sharks and the St. Louis Blues wasn’t exactly a friendly one. Physical, grueling action reigned supreme and there were plenty of questionable/cheap shots after the whistle. Even though the two clubs visibly had a lot of hate, that didn’t stop Marc-Edouard Vlasic from donating to David Backes’ charity after the series wrapped up....
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

David Backes Tearful Interview Sums Up Agony Of Losing In Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Stanley Cup playoffs are a brutal grind, one that gets even more difficult the farther you advance. But for every team except for one, it eventually comes to an end. For some teams, the end comes harder and faster than most. That was the case for the St. Louis Blues, who lost Game 6 of the Western Conference finals to the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night, ending their season...
Via NESN.com
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Does David Backes’ interview reveal anything about his future?

Will David Backes be back with the Blues next season? That remains to be seen, but his interview following the team’s playoff exit was loaded with the type of emotion you’d expect to see from a player who realizes change is coming. Powerful stuff, but at the same time you wish that kind of emotion would have been shown by more of the roster during the actual series. That kind...
Via Frozen Notes
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Hitchcock playing it close to vest with status of Backes, Fabbri

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock will decide on the status of injured players after the pregame skate before Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the San Jose Sharks on Monday night.Captain David Backes and rookie Robby Fabbri, both forwards, were injured in Game 4. Backes missed the final two periods and Fabbri had just two shifts in the third period of...
Via Associated Press
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Backes willing to absorb shots to produce tip-ins for Blues

ST. LOUIS -- David Backes stood tall in front of the net as long as possible, finally ducking in case he whiffed on the puck with his stick.Result: Another dirty goal.The St. Louis Blues' captain got the scoring started in the opener of the Western Conference finals, redirecting a shot from the point by defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk past San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones. Watch...
Via Associated Press
May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Trading David Backes would be an “injustice” to Blues players

The St. Louis Blues are one of the teams expected to be buyers at the trade deadline. Thanks to injuries across the roster plaguing some of the club’s best players, the Blues might be in a difficult position when it comes to improving their lineup. Rumors have swirled, but so far no deals have been made. One of those rumors involves David Backes and the possibility of the Blues...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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