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DAVID BACKES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Backes and Pietrangelo are top-50 players in EA’s NHL 15

EA has been slowly revealing their player ratings for NHL 15 over the last couple of weeks. To date, there hasn’t been much to get excited about for Blues fans. That changed when EA unveiled their top-50 player, based on ratings, for the game which comes out in September. David Backes and Alex Pietrangelo cracked the top-50 list, checking in at 38th and 31st, respectively. Backes...
Via Frozen Notes
10 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

Cheap shot on Backes rallies Blues past Blackhawks in Game 2

ST. LOUIS -- The cheap shot heard round the NHL left a standing-room-only crowd stunned on Saturday at Scottrade Center. The Blues? They got angry. But after coughing up a two-goal lead in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series against the visiting Blackhawks, they grew even more determined. They wanted to win it for their captain. The Blues turned Brent Seabrook...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 19, 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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