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DAVID BACKES RUMORS & GOSSIP

St. Louis captain Backes could face demotion due to youngsters

Change is coming to the St. Louis Blues, and captain David Backes might not like all of the differences with next year's Blues. According to coach Ken Hitchcock, Backes's spot in the lineup will be determined by how NHL-ready the team's prospects are, and Backes could drop down to a third-line center role should the youngsters prove capable of managing a top-six spot. "I think...
Via Fox Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues: Trade or keep David Backes?

To trade David Backes or not. For the St. Louis Blues, that is the infinite question. The captain is revered and respected inside the clubhouse and around the NHL and puts up solid regular season numbers, but is that enough for the Blues to hang onto him if an enticing offer comes forward? Is the juice worth the squeeze? Shaking up a team is one thing. Trading fan favorite and veteran...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Backes says the Blues need to make changes or it’s “insanity”

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Insanity, meet the St. Louis Blues. It’s really no mystery that Blues fans have to be insane to continually support a team that crashes out early in the playoffs year after year, but one would hope those in charge of making roster decisions aren’t as equally disturbed. David Backes thinks the...
Via Frozen Notes
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Changes on the horizon for the St. Louis Blues

After a back and forth series, the Minnesota Wild have finally finished off the St. Louis Blues. The Blues first round exit is no doubt a disappointment for fans and the organization, both of whom expected better results from this Blues team. Given their early playoff exit this season, and their poor record in the playoffs in past seasons, one has to think change is coming for the...
Via isportsweb.com
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues trade rumors: looking for a defenseman

As the NHL Trade Deadline approaches on March 2, teams around the league are looking at their rosters and looking for ways to improve their teams. Some teams will be looking to add players in an attempt to improve their roster and make a push for the playoffs, and other teams will be looking to reshape their roster composition, acquire picks, and maybe decrease their salary cap...
Via isportsweb.com
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Backes takes a puck to the face

This one is painful to watch. David Backes took a slapper from T.J. Oshie right in the face. He immediately left the game, but returned in the second period sporting a full cage. He then left for the remainder of the night after playing four shifts in the second.
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 08, 2014  |  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 left...
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

It takes a (Olympic) village to rescue Russian strays

ST. LOUIS -- David Backes and his wife, Kelly, returned home from the Winter Olympics in Russia on Monday with two stray dogs that they worked to rescue. Nicknamed "Sochi Junior" and "Sochi Jake," the dogs were two of the now-famous strays that lived in Russia and hung out around the Winter Olympics complexes, including where Backes and his U.S. hockey teammates stayed during the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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