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Nicklas Backstrom gives a scholarship under his name to two students

Photo cred: gd.se If Nicklas Backstrom wasn’t considered a role model before he sure is now. Although Backstrom is usually busy playing hockey in Washington, he still has time for his community. Back in his home country of Sweden, Backstrom has a scholarship named after him. The Nicklas Backstrom scholarship is given to two student athletes who went to the same school as Backstrom...
Via DC Sports-Kings
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sweden's Backstrom fails doping test in Sochi

Sweden center Nicklas Backstrom failed a doping test at the Sochi Games, testing positive for a substance found in an allergy medication, a spokesman for the country's Olympic Committee said Sunday. Backstrom, who plays for the Washington Capitals in the NHL, was scratched before Sweden's 3-0 loss to Canada in the gold medal game - the last event of the Sochi Olympics. ...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Nicklas Backstrom failed drug test over allergy medicine

Team Sweden forward Nicklas Backstrom was held out of the Olympic gold medal final after testing positive for a banned substance. Yahoo Sports’ Greg Wyshynski reports that an NHLPA source has revealed that Backstrom was pulled from the locker room prior to the beginning of the gold medal game after it was revealed he had tested positive for a banned substance believed to...
Via Players View
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom Chirped By His Own Grandmother Before Sweden’s Olympic Opener

Nicklas Backstrom’s grandmother might need to work on her pep talks. The 26-year-old Washington Capitals forward is just a day away from making his debut in Sochi with Team Sweden, but he probably shouldn’t turn to Nana for any encouraging words before he takes the ice. According to a Google translation of a Swedish story, Backstrom’s 84-year-old grandma, Britt, didn’t pull...
Via NESN.com
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps give out Nicklas Backstrom Garden Gnomes, and the guy was everywhere (pics)

It was Nicklas Backstrom Garden Gnome Giveaway Night on Tuesday at the Verizon Center in D.C.  as the Washington Capitals hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs. And by the looks of all the photos uploaded to the interwebs, a grand time was had by one and all. Especially those who were fortunate enough to get their hands on one of the adorable little Garden Gnomes, not to mention the many...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 06, 2013  |  Discuss
TRAVELOCITY GNOME DIGS IT

Capitals give out Nicklas Backstrom Gnomes

During last night’s home game against the Maple Leafs (another loss), the Washington Capitals handed out Nicklas Backstrom Gnome’s to the first 18,000 fans in attendance. This prompted twitter to explode with fans taking all kinds of pictures with the Backstrom Gnome doing different things like watching the game, drinking a beer, or otherwise just having a good old gnome time...
Via Blog So Hard Sports
February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom Has the Nerve to Wear #99 in KHL Debut

Since the NHL is locked out, many players are flocking to the NHL and Nicklas Backstrom is no different. However, Backstrom kind of broke an unwrittwen rule in the hockey world. In this photo from Russian hockey writer Pavel Lysenkov's Twitter, @plysenkov, Backstrom is seen wearing the hallowed #99 that has been retired by the NHL since Wayne Gretzky's retirement in 1999...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Hearing Planned For Backstrom Cross-Check

from TSN, Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals is scheduled for a disciplinary hearing as a result of his cross-check on Boston Bruins forward Rich Peverley at the end of Monday’s game. Backstrom was assessed a match penalty on the play. The hearing will likely be held on Wednesday with Game 4 of the series slated for Thursday. Capitals head coach Dale Hunter defended...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Capitals C Backstrom facing ban

The Washington Capitals could be without center Nicklas Backstrom for Game 4 of their first-round series against the Boston Bruins after Backstrom cross-checked Bruins forward Rich Peverley in the face following the final buzzer of Boston's Game 3 victory Monday.Backstrom received a match penalty and according to NHL rules any player receiving a match penalty will be automatically...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Capitals C Backstrom returns from concussion

Nicklas Backstrom is back for the Washington Capitals. The top-line center returned to the lineup Saturday night against the Montreal Canadiens, his first game since suffering a concussion nearly three months ago. Backstrom was injured when he was elbowed in the head by Rene Bourque in a win over Calgary on Jan. 4. Even though he missed 40 games, Backstrom came back in fifth place...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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