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Ken Hitchcock to sign one-year deal with Blues

Ken Hitchcock agreed to a one-year contract with the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. Hitchcock, 63, comes off a season in which he led the Blues to the Central Division title and 109 points, third-most in franchise history. The Blues were eliminated by the Minnesota Wild in six games in the Western Conference First Round. The Blues were granted permission by the Detroit Red...
Via Sports-Glory
18 hours ago  |  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: Possible first-round playoff matchups

St. Louis Blues Captain David Backes As the St. Louis Blues finish up the regular season, they find themselves holding first place of the Central Division by one point after a win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night. This win put the Nashville Predators in second place and the Blackhawks in third place. Holding the wild card spots of the Western Conference, are the dangerous...
Via isportsweb.com
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues lose to Detroit, but still looking strong

Two former division rivals met for a Sunday afternoon game on March 22. After years of hard fought battles for playoff spots and division dominance, the Red Wings and Blues rivalry has fizzled since the Red Wings moved to the Eastern Conference last season. However, these two teams have a history of gritty and competitive games, and these two teams did not disappoint. St. Louis...
Via isportsweb.com
March 22, 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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