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WATCH: Gotta See It: Backes hit breaks glass 26 seconds into game

David Backes wasted no time getting physical against the Blackhawks, mashing Brent Seabrook with a hit so hard it broke the glass just 26 seconds into game action.
Via SportsNetCanada
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Backes delivers game winner as Blues trounce Blackhawks 1-0 in OT

ST. LOUIS -- David Backes scored at 9:04 of overtime on a shot that deflected off a Chicago Blackhawks defenseman, and the St. Louis Blues took the series opener 1-0 over the defending Stanley Cup champions on Wednesday night.Backes' shot got past Corey Crawford after bouncing off Trevor Van Riemsdyk's skate. Defensemen Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Pietrangelo assisted on the winner...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Backes gets OT winner, Blues beat Blackhawks 1-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) David Backes scored at 9:04 of overtime on a shot that deflected off a Chicago Blackhawks defenseman, and the St. Louis Blues took the series opener 1-0 over the defending Stanley Cup champions on Wednesday night. Backes' shot got past Corey Crawford after bouncing off Trevor Van Riemsdyk's skate. Defensemen Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Pietrangelo assisted on the winner...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Backes, Allen to miss remainder of Blues' regular season

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen and forward David Backes will miss at least the last three regular-season games with lower body injuries. The team said Monday that both players will be re-evaluated before the playoffs. The 31-year-old Backes has dressed in all 79 games. He is second on the team with 21 goals and fourth with 45 points. The 25-year-old Allen is 26...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  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

Blues could see the Backes contract situation playing out in several ways

The David Backes contract situation with the Blues remains unresolved. The team reportedly offered Backes a contract not too long ago worth about $5.5 million a year for three years, but Backes and his agent declined. Since then, the two sides have been in contact but another offer hasn’t been extended. For the Blues, there are several different ways this situation could unfold...
Via Frozen Notes
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Blues: Trade or keep David Backes?

To trade David Backes or not. For the St. Louis Blues, that is the infinite question. The captain is revered and respected inside the clubhouse and around the NHL and puts up solid regular season numbers, but is that enough for the Blues to hang onto him if an enticing offer comes forward? Is the juice worth the squeeze? Shaking up a team is one thing. Trading fan favorite and veteran...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Backes takes a puck to the face

This one is painful to watch. David Backes took a slapper from T.J. Oshie right in the face. He immediately left the game, but returned in the second period sporting a full cage. He then left for the remainder of the night after playing four shifts in the second.
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 08, 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 left...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

It takes a (Olympic) village to rescue Russian strays

ST. LOUIS -- David Backes and his wife, Kelly, returned home from the Winter Olympics in Russia on Monday with two stray dogs that they worked to rescue. Nicknamed "Sochi Junior" and "Sochi Jake," the dogs were two of the now-famous strays that lived in Russia and hung out around the Winter Olympics complexes, including where Backes and his U.S. hockey teammates stayed during the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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