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DAVID BACKES RUMORS & GOSSIP

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....
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Backes named to Team USA; Shattenkirk misses cut

Two-time Olympic forward Phil Kessel failed to make the final cut for the United States' World Cup of Hockey roster Friday, a day after helping the Pittsburgh Penguins reach the Stanley Cup Final.In passing over the 10-year NHL veteran, Team USA officials filled the final four forward spots with Columbus' Brandon Dubinsky, Toronto's James van Riemsdyk, Tampa Bay's Ryan Callahan and...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Does David Backes’ interview reveal anything about his future?

Will David Backes be back with the Blues next season? That remains to be seen, but his interview following the team’s playoff exit was loaded with the type of emotion you’d expect to see from a player who realizes change is coming. Powerful stuff, but at the same time you wish that kind of emotion would have been shown by more of the roster during the actual series. That kind...
Via Frozen Notes
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hitchcock playing it close to vest with status of Backes, Fabbri

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock will decide on the status of injured players after the pregame skate before Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the San Jose Sharks on Monday night.Captain David Backes and rookie Robby Fabbri, both forwards, were injured in Game 4. Backes missed the final two periods and Fabbri had just two shifts in the third period of...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Backes willing to absorb shots to produce tip-ins for Blues

ST. LOUIS -- David Backes stood tall in front of the net as long as possible, finally ducking in case he whiffed on the puck with his stick.Result: Another dirty goal.The St. Louis Blues' captain got the scoring started in the opener of the Western Conference finals, redirecting a shot from the point by defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk past San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones. Watch...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hot Tip: Backes excels at deflections for Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) David Backes stood tall in front of the net as long as possible, finally ducking in case he whiffed on the puck with his stick. Result: Another dirty goal. The St. Louis Blues captain got the scoring started in the opener of the Western Conference finals, re-directing a shot from the point by defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk past San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Thornton, David Backes Engage In Tug-Of-Beards During NHL Playoff Game

Joe Thornton and David Backes have devised a novel way of avoiding fist-to-cuffs. The two players tugged each others’ beards Sunday during Game 1 of the NHL Playoffs Western Conference Finals between Thornton’s San Jose Sharks and Backes’ St. Louis Blues. The NHL’s Twitter account captured the moment the forwards comically diffused a potentially violent situation. Now...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Backes on beard tug: Was just seeing whose was real, glued on right

David Backes took a light-hearted approach when explaining his tugging of Joe Thornton's beard in the first period of Game 1.
Via SportsNetCanada
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gotta See It: Backes gives Thornton's beard a good tug

David Backes reached over to give Joe Thornton's beard a tug in the first period of Game 1 on Sunday by the Blues bench.
Via SportsNetCanada
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Thornton and Backes pull on each other’s beard

Playoff hockey is fast, exciting and sometimes pretty bizarre. Game 1 between the Blues and Sharks entered the bizarre category fairly quickly as David Backes and Joe Thornton yanked on each other’s beard. That’s a new take on the usual pushing and shoving which accompanies playoff games. [Reddit] The post Video: Thornton and Backes pull on each other’s beard appeared first...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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