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)
The St. Louis Blues are having plenty of fun with their new postgame tradition. And the puns are as bad as one might think. Similar to some teams' Hard Hat winner', the Blues have begun handing out their own award following wins: the Weenie of the game. The prize for the toughest and most deserving player is a large hot-dog weenie hat that the winner must wear in front of his teammates or the media. And everyone is playing along. "He really had some mustard on that one, didn't he?" forward David Perron said of a goal scored by Saturday's winner, David Backes. "I'm going to relish this one," Backes later said. The idea for the award came from forward Matt D'Agostini. The hat was ordered online and the first Weenie of the game' was presented about two weeks ago. Saturday's 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres' marked the hat's first public appearance when Backes wore it during postgame interviews. "It's a little bit of an inside job for our locker room, some of the heart and sole g...
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