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DAVID BACKES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blues could see the Backes contract situation playing out in several ways

The David Backes contract situation with the Blues remains unresolved. The team reportedly offered Backes a contract not too long ago worth about $5.5 million a year for three years, but Backes and his agent declined. Since then, the two sides have been in contact but another offer hasn’t been extended. For the Blues, there are several different ways this situation could unfold...
Via Frozen Notes
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Backes wins it, Blues outlast Stars 3-2 in 9-round shootout

ST. LOUIS (AP) David Backes scored in the ninth round of a long shootout to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night. Alexander Steen and Robby Fabbri scored in regulation and Jake Allen made 22 saves for the Blues, who earned their second win over the Stars this season. Tyler Seguin and Colton Sceviour scored in regulation and Antti Niemi...
Via Associated Press
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Backes scores, fights in leading Blues to 3-0 win over Stars

ST. LOUIS -- David Backes had a goal and an assist, Jake Allen stopped 26 shots for his fourth shutout of the season, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 on Saturday night.Vladimir Tarasenko and Ryan Reaves scored in the third period to help the Blues beat the Stars for the third consecutive time. It also ended St. Louis' four-game losing streak at home to Dallas dating...
Via Associated Press
December 13, 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

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

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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