Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 10/7/11

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues speaks to a teammate 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)
David Backes estimates that he spends over an hour a day longer at the rink now than he did before he was named captain of the St. Louis Blues. "There are more interviews, photos, videos, meetings and secretarial duties," he said. Wait … secretarial duties? "I don't know if many captains do this, but I operate the team fund as well. Tracking guys down to pay their debts. We do a lot of great charity work around, and that adds to the workload. Along with making sure guys are on time, making sure guys know what the schedule is," he said. "With that comes a lot of chasing guys down. There's a lot more to do around the rink." So the 6-foot-3, 225-pound guy comes around to someone's locker for debt collection? Isn't that more Backes The Bounty Hunter than administrative assistant? "That's kind of the way we're operating right now," said Backes, entering his sixth year with the St. Louis Blues. "Now, I don't know if Chris Stewart or Jason Arnott really care about a 6-3, 225-pound guy. B...
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