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DAVID BACKES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blues beat Hurricanes 3-1 in Steen's preseason debut

ST. LOUIS -- David Backes, Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko scored to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-1 exhibition victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Steen's unassisted goal in the second period of his preseason debut gave St. Louis a 2-1 lead. He led the Blues with 33 goals and 62 points last season. Ryan Murphy scored for Carolina. He sent a wrist...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blues beat Hurricanes 3-1 in preseason game

ST. LOUIS (AP) David Backes, Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko scored to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-1 exhibition victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Steen's unassisted goal in the second period of his preseason debut gave St. Louis a 2-1 lead. He led the Blues with 33 goals and 62 points last season. Ryan Murphy scored for Carolina. He sent a wrist...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
28 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

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

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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