Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 1/23/12

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues looks on during a break in their NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center on January 9, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The Blues defeated the Kings 4-3. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Many Blues fans believe that the NHL snubbed forward David Backes by not sending him an invitation to this month's All-Star game. Backes' four-point performance Saturday in a 4-2 victory over Buffalo, when he had a hand in each of the Blues' goals, will only amplify those sentiments. Backes left the game momentarily in the first period after crashing hard into the boards, but he returned and posted two goals and two assists. "We had a lot of good players today, led by our captain," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. "David (Backes) came back just like a bear and really went to work there. He was a major reason we won the hockey game today." Backes' Blues teammates selected him as the "Weenie of the Game." In the past, the club's MVP of the game was presented with the "Hard Hat." But recently, the players brought a hat that on the top has a massive hot dog on a bun. He said that other players were supposed to wear it recently during post-game interviews, but all were too bashful. N...
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