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DAVID BACKES RUMORS & GOSSIP

David Backes named a top-50 fantasy hockey asset

If you’re preparing for a fantasy hockey draft and you’re trying to figure out which member of the St. Louis Blues you should target first, NHL.com has your answer. David Backes was named as one of the league’s top-50 player in the world of fantasy hockey. Specifically, he came in 35th on their list and was the lone representative from the Blues. Here’s what NHL.com had to...
Via Frozen Notes
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Backes back on the ice for Game 5

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues captain David Backes has returned from an upper-body injury for Game 5 of the first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks. Brent Seabrook served the final game of a three-game suspension Friday night for his illegal hit on Backes in Game 2. Backes was not on the ice for the morning skate, but coach Ken Hitchcock noted that the Scottrade...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mind games: Hitchcock is coy about Backes' status for Game 4

CHICAGO -- The biggest question going into Game 4 of the Blues-Blackhawks playoff series Wednesday night at United Center is whether Blues center David Backes will play. Coach Ken Hitchcock turned that query into an improv comedy act during his pregame session with reporters early Wednesday afternoon, while shedding no light whatsoever on the status of the Blues' captain, who...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Player Taunts “Wakey Wakey” At Dazed David Backes After Illegal Hit

In case you missed it yesterday, David Backes took a massive hit from Brent Seabrook towards the end of Game 2 in St. Louis on Saturday afternoon. The Blues forward was extremely shaken up by the hit, which earned Seabrook a game misconduct, and had trouble staying on his feet as a scrum ensued around him. As pointed out by Dave Lozo of Bleacher Report, it appears that an unidentified...
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy calls David Backes 'gutless' for incident

The St. Louis Blues were dominated by the Colorado Avalanche 4-0 on Saturday afternoon, and their frustration was evident throughout the third period. Blues center David Backes took a perfectly clean hit by Avalanche rookie Nathan MacKinnon and proceeded to go after the 18-year-old forward and bring him down to the ice. It also looked like Backes threw a few jabs after dropping...
Via NESN.com
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

News flash: David Backes is sizzling out of the gate

ST. LOUIS -- You remember that first paper you had to do in the new school year: "How I spent my summer vacation." Well, a funny thing happened to David Backes last summer ... Team management urged the 6-foot-3, 221-pound captain of the St. Louis Blues to tone down the weightlifting. To limit the weight training to hockey-specific tasks -- more on the ice and feeling...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss
SELFISHNESS AND COMPLACENCY

Blues captain rips teammates

Blues captain David Backes called out his teammates after the team got done with a "homestand from hell" as his coach called it.

Via NESN.com
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

David Backes ejected for alleged hit to head, but officials blew the call (Video)

St. Louis Blues captain David Backes was ejected from Friday night's game at Joe Louis Arena after receiving a match penalty for allegedly delivering an illegal hit to the head of Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kent Huskins. However, it would appear that the Blues got the short end of a horrendous call by NHL referees Chris Lee and Ian Walsh, as replay clearly shows Backes hit...
Via Holdout Sports
February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

The Backes call was terrible. Huskins was injured, and the Wings took the PP, but it was terrible

As noted in the quick take, and as just about any Red Wings fan will tell you, the penalty assessed to St. Louis Blues David Backes for what was most assuredly a hard and was probably an intent-to-injure hit on Red Wings defenseman Kent Huskins--who did leave the game, and does have an "upper-body injury," according to Helene St. James and Ansar Khan--may have been the...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Backes named finalist for Selke Award

Courtesy: St. Louis Blues ST. LOUIS, Mo. St. Louis Blues captain David Backes has been named a finalist for the 2012 Frank J. Selke Award by the National Hockey League (NHL). The Selke Award is given annually to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game. Former Blues captain Rick Meagher won the only Selke Award in franchise history in 1990. Backes is in...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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