David Backes

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July 03, 2019 - 7:00 am
This week’s edition of the all-new The Skate Podcast came on the heels of the Bruins making only minor additions at the opening of free agency on July 1. But co-hosts Ken Laird and Matt Kalman still had plenty to talk about, especially since David Backes is still a $6 million albatross on the...
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Matt Kalman
June 19, 2019 - 2:19 pm
Was it ever likely the Bruins were going to buy out David Backes? Probably not on this planet, unless general manager Don Sweeney was trying to proceed with some sort of a mercy cut to let the 35-year-old forward continue his career somewhere he might be able to earn some fourth-line playing time...
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Matt Kalman
June 15, 2019 - 2:14 pm
Here’s where David Backes was on coach Bruce Cassidy’s pecking order when making a lineup for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final: Cassidy opted to continue to dress Noel Acciari with a fractured sternum instead of the 35-year-old Backes. The Minnesota native had no points in six games playing with...
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Matt Kalman
June 04, 2019 - 9:24 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy may be facing the toughest decision of his three-year stint at Boston’s helm. David Backes is a sentimental focal point in this Stanley Cup Final because he played 10 seasons for St. Louis and was the Blues’ captain for five seasons. A great story, however, has turned...
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Alex Reimer
June 04, 2019 - 12:26 pm
They go head-hunting and then their head coach complains about getting penalized; they smack the Bruins around and then have the gall to embellish; they think athletes from Kansas City qualify as suitable celebrity fans. Four games into the Stanley Cup Final, the Blues have officially reached...
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Alex Reimer
May 30, 2019 - 10:13 am
The most consequential hit in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday was when Blues center Oskar Sundqvist smashed Matt Grzelcyk into the boards in the first period, sending the young defenseman to the hospital for further tests. The Bruins were forced to play with five defensemen for the rest...
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Alex Reimer
May 28, 2019 - 10:20 am
It got testy between the Bruins and Blues in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final Monday, with St. Louis being whistled for five penalties and a helmet-less Torey Krug barreling into Robert Thomas –– after David Perron had assaulted Krug on the other end of the ice and was allowed to play on. But maybe...
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Matt Kalman
May 26, 2019 - 7:06 pm
You know about the challenge Bruins forward David Backes is up against facing his former St. Louis Blues teammates in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, which opens Monday night at TD Garden. But do you know about the dilemma Backes faced this time last year after the Washington Capitals defeated the...
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Evan Marinofsky
May 22, 2019 - 3:29 pm
David Backes initially left the St. Louis Blues in the summer of 2016 in part to get a better shot at winning his first Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins . But to earn the ultimate prize, he now has one thing standing in his way: his former team. "Would've been fine to make the Finals in different...
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Evan Marinofsky
May 12, 2019 - 8:39 pm
If anything describes the 2019 Bruins it's that they scored six goals Sunday afternoon and only one came from a forward who spent the regular season in the top six. Two goals came from an undersized, third-pairing defenseman, one came from his partner who spent most of the season in Providence,...
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