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Nicklas Backstrom drops appeal in Sochi Olympic doping case

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Swedish hockey star Nicklas Backstrom has dropped his appeal against the IOC ruling that he committed a doping violation at the Sochi Olympics. In return, he has accepted the minimum sanction of a reprimand. The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced Thursday that a settlement had been reached ''after constructive discussions'' between Backstrom's lawyers...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL All-Star Game snubs

The roster for the NHL All-Star Game was finalized Saturday when the league announced the final 36 selections. As always, there are several “snubs” who deserved to make the roster but were not chosen. This is always going to happen when all 30 teams have to send at least one player to the game. The event will be hosted by the Columbus Blue Jackets and Nationwide Arena on Jan...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

You’ve Got Company Atop the Caps’ Assist Leaderboard, Backstrom

John Carlson is only one assist behind Nicklas Backstrom for the team lead.
Via Capitals Outsider
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom’s Hat Trick Leads Caps over Lightning

Nicklas Backstrom tallied his first career regular season hat trick to lead the Washington Capitals to a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.  It was the second win in five days over the Atlantic Division leader. After the Caps and Lightning skated to a scoreless first period, Nicklas Backstrom put the Capitals on the board with his first goal of the night at the midway point of...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Backstrom strikes in OT, Lifts Caps to a four point weekend

The Washington Capitals wrapped up a four point weekend, fueled by an overtime tally by Nicklas Backstrom to lift the Caps to a 4-3 win over Carolina tonight. Backstrom’s overtime goal lifted Washington to an important weekend, helping the team’s recovery from a previous five game losing skid. Unlike last night, Washington started tonight’s game off with a 2-0 lead.  Troy...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Backstrom finally gets Olympic medal after drug test fiasco

AP Image Washngton Capitals and Swedish center Nicklas Backstrom has finally received the silver medal that he was denied after testing positive for high levels of pseudoephedrine.  Pseudoephedrine is present in an allergy medication Backstrom has used for seven years. The positive sample meant that Backstrom was suspended from the Olympic gold medal game between Sweden and Canada...
Via DC Sports-Kings
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sweden’s Nicklas Backstrom Receives Silver Medal From 2014 Winter Olympics (Photo)

Nicklas Backstrom received his silver medal from the 2014 Winter Olympic ice hockey tournament in the most anti-climactic way Thursday. At a ceremony in Sweden, the 26-year-old was given his medal six months after the Sochi Games concluded. Nicklas Bäckström has finally received his silver medal from Sochi. http://t.co/H2Dx964TI4— Malin (@MalinElis) August 28, 2014 In a story...
Via NESN.com
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom will finally receive his silver medal after controversial positive drug test

Nicklas Backstrom is finally going to be awarded what he deserves. A report from CSN Washington indicates that Backstrom will receive his silver medal from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on August 28th prior to a Swedish Hockey League game. You may recall that Backstrom was banned from Sweden’s gold medal game against Canada after failing a drug test. The ruling was an extremely...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 08, 2014  |  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. ''It was...
Via AP on Fox
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
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