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DAVID BACKES RUMORS & GOSSIP

The disappointing descent of Matt D’Agostini

Once upon a time, Matt D’Agostini was a player a large percentage of St. Louis Blues fans adored. While his popularity never reached the levels of a David Backes or a T.J. Oshie, D’Agostini was one of those guys you couldn’t help put root for on a personal level. Things were rolling along and D’Agostini appeared to be reaching his potential following a 21-goal campaign in...
Via Frozen Notes
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Ott re-signs with St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues announced Thursday that they have re-signed forward Steve Ott to a two-year contract. According to NHL.com, the reported value of the contract is $5.2 million. Ott, 31, joined the Blues via trade from Buffalo last season and went on to post three assists and 37 penalty minutes in 23 regular season games, as well as two assists and 14 penalty minutes in six...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steen here, Stastny there and Backes where? Hitchcock has plenty of fun new options

ST. LOUIS -- Doug Armstrong knows it will take some time for the Blues' new additions to mesh with the current roster and for coach Ken Hitchcock to find the right lineup combinations to make it all work. But there is no denying Armstrong's excitement about the seemingly endless possibilities for St. Louis going into the 2014-15 season. "I sort of feel like the grade...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
18 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues sign Paul Stastny to four-year deal

St. Louis Blues announced Tuesday that they have signed forward Paul Stastny to a four-year, $28 million contract. Stastny, 28, had 60 points (25 goals and 35 assists) for the Colorado Avalanche last season.  He also had 10 points (five goals, five assists) in seven postseason games. Stastny has spent his entire eight-year NHL career with the Avalanche accumulating 458 points...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  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...
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
SELFISHNESS AND COMPLACENCY

Blues captain rips teammates

Blues captain David Backes called out his teammates after the team got done with a "homestand from hell" as his coach called it.

Via NESN.com
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

David Backes ejected for alleged hit to head, but officials blew the call (Video)

St. Louis Blues captain David Backes was ejected from Friday night's game at Joe Louis Arena after receiving a match penalty for allegedly delivering an illegal hit to the head of Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kent Huskins. However, it would appear that the Blues got the short end of a horrendous call by NHL referees Chris Lee and Ian Walsh, as replay clearly shows Backes hit...
Via Holdout Sports
February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Backes named finalist for Selke Award

Courtesy: St. Louis Blues ST. LOUIS, Mo. St. Louis Blues captain David Backes has been named a finalist for the 2012 Frank J. Selke Award by the National Hockey League (NHL). The Selke Award is given annually to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game. Former Blues captain Rick Meagher won the only Selke Award in franchise history in 1990. Backes is in...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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