David Backes

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Sara Civian
June 20, 2018 - 10:03 am
It seems like plenty has happened surrounding the Bruins since last Wednesday . Like many weeks leading up to National Hockey League free agency, this of course means two things: 1. Almost nothing has actually happened. 2. What’s transpired has left us with more questions than answers. Let’s sift...
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Ty Anderson
March 20, 2018 - 9:13 pm
Bruins forward David Backes, injured last Saturday when Yanni Gourde’s skate blade cut his leg open, successfully talked his way into joining the Bruins on their upcoming four-game road trip (stops in St. Louis and his Minnesota hometown will do that). And as a result, the 33-year-old has given us...
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Ty Anderson
March 17, 2018 - 1:41 pm
In Tampa Bay for what is undoubtedly their most important game of the season, Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy is going for a load-up on his first line, with David Backes expected to get the nod as the center between Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak. It’s a move that will bump de facto No. 1 center...
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Ty Anderson
March 08, 2018 - 2:05 pm
Even on the heels of the first suspension of his 12-year NHL career (a three-game ban handed down for his interference headshot to the Red Wings’ Frans Nielsen on Tuesday night), Bruins forward David Backes must admit that he likes his ratio. Credited with a staggering 2,487 hits since the start of...
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Ty Anderson
March 08, 2018 - 5:35 am
I know for a fact when the National Hockey League’s next lockout will come, but I haven’t a clue how they’ll rule the next suspension-worthy hit. Or what even warrants a suspension in today’s league. A more depressing sentence has not been written on this site. Well, not since Jimmy Hayes stopped...
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Ty Anderson
March 07, 2018 - 5:20 pm
Bruins forward David Backes has been suspended three games for his interference penalty against Red Wings forward Frans Nielsen on Tuesday night, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced Wednesday. The hit, which knocked Nielsen out of the game just moments after he scored...
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Ty Anderson
February 13, 2018 - 11:47 pm
Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy saved the modesty for another day when asked about his pivotal in-game switch that moved David Backes to the right side of the Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron combination in place of David Pastrnak. “Stroke of genius, huh?” Cassidy quipped. Genius because it helped...
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Ty Anderson
February 02, 2018 - 10:00 am
Forward David Backes, who traded his Blues captaincy and top-six status in for an industrial-yet-vital role in Boston by way of a five-year deal worth $30 million less than two years ago, showed the Blues exactly what they were missing in Thursday’s 3-1 win. It was in 18:01 of action, and with an...
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Ty Anderson
January 30, 2018 - 11:53 pm
Unfortunately for the Bruins, battered and bruised in just their first game out of the All-Star break, one streak had to die for the other to live. On the wrong side of a 3-1 final against the Ducks at TD Garden on Tuesday, it was with the loss that the Bruins saw their 18-game point streak come to...
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Ty Anderson
December 08, 2017 - 7:00 am
It took well over a year, but it seems that the Bruins are finally beginning to understand David Backes, and more importantly, where Backes fits within the B’s picture. Spoiler: It’s not anywhere in Boston’s top six forward group. Signed to unofficially upgrade the Bruins from what they were with...
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