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The Bruins fire Claude Julien on the same day of the Patriots Super Bowl parade

After much speculation in Boston, the Bruins finally pulled the trigger on firing head coach Claude Julien on Tuesday morning. The timing of the announcement seems to suggest they were hoping the shot would be silenced.The team broke the news just a few hours before the New England Patriots' Super Bowl parade through Boston. General manager Don Sweeney's press conference was...
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12 days ago

Penguins’ Goalie Matt Murray Denies David Backes Of Breakaway Goal

The Boston Bruins’ run of poor play continued Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh. The Bruins were handily defeated by the Penguins 5-1, extending their losing streak to four games. The B’s had an excellent opportunity to put a goal on the board late in the second period when David Backes skated in alone on a breakaway. The Bruins winger tried to go backhand, but Penguins goaltender...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

David Backes takes a head shot, leaves game

There’s certainly a suspension in Will Carrier’s future as the Sabres forward forced David Backes to leave Thursday’s game after Carrier unleashed a head shot. We can wonder when these head shots are going to stop, and when the suspensions are going to be tough enough to make players think twice. But does it matter as a successful player like Backes misses more and more...
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December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

David Backes Won’t Return To Bruins-Sabres After Illegal Check To Head

The Boston Bruins will have to play the second half of Thursday night’s road game against the Buffalo Sabres without David Backes. The veteran center was hit in the head from a hit by Sabres forward Will Carrier along the benches on a dump-in attempt in the first period. Backes laid on the ice for a little while as medical personnel attended to him. Carrier received a minor...
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December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL Rumors: Bruins Sign David Backes To Five-Year, $30M Contract

The Boston Bruins landed a big fish in NHL free agency Friday, reportedly signing former St. Louis Blues forward David Backes to a five-year, $30 million contract. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet was the first to report the terms of the contract, which initially was reported as a one-year deal. Backes, a captain in St. Louis, is a big-bodied, physical forward who can play both center...
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July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

David Backes signs with the Boston Bruins

The St. Louis Blues will need to name a new captain as David Backes has signed a deal with the Boston Bruins. The deal is over five years and will pay $6 million per season. Backes in BOS is 5x6 — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 1, 2016 Heading into the 2016 NHL Draft and the free agency window, it looked like Backes and the Blues might be able to work out a deal. The...
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July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

David Backes is apparently selling his house

The St. Louis area isn’t too densely populated which makes it relatively easy to bump into Blues skaters around town. David Backes has called Clayton home for a while, but now it appears he’s selling his house which may indicate his future with the Blues might be about to end. Credit to the folks over at the Blues subreddit for finding that Backes’ home is up on the market...
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June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Vlasic donates $2,500 to Backes’ charity

The third-round series between the San Jose Sharks and the St. Louis Blues wasn’t exactly a friendly one. Physical, grueling action reigned supreme and there were plenty of questionable/cheap shots after the whistle. Even though the two clubs visibly had a lot of hate, that didn’t stop Marc-Edouard Vlasic from donating to David Backes’ charity after the series wrapped up....
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May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

David Backes Tearful Interview Sums Up Agony Of Losing In Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Stanley Cup playoffs are a brutal grind, one that gets even more difficult the farther you advance. But for every team except for one, it eventually comes to an end. For some teams, the end comes harder and faster than most. That was the case for the St. Louis Blues, who lost Game 6 of the Western Conference finals to the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night, ending their season...
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May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Trading David Backes would be an “injustice” to Blues players

The St. Louis Blues are one of the teams expected to be buyers at the trade deadline. Thanks to injuries across the roster plaguing some of the club’s best players, the Blues might be in a difficult position when it comes to improving their lineup. Rumors have swirled, but so far no deals have been made. One of those rumors involves David Backes and the possibility of the Blues...
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February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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