David Backes

David Backes Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
September 13, 2019 - 7:30 am
David Backes plans on doing all he can to earn a role in the Bruins lineup.
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David Backes Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
September 03, 2019 - 3:20 pm
Put those rumors about Bruins forward David Backes not being ready for the start of training camp because of an injury to rest.
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David Backes Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
August 30, 2019 - 4:22 pm
NHL Network analyst Brian Lawton thinks some salary cap relief may be coming to the Bruins in the form of an injury that could land David Backes or Kevan Miller on LTIR.
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David Backes Boston Bruins
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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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David Backes
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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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David Backes Boston Bruins
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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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David Backes Boston Bruins
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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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