David Backes

David Backes Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 12, 2019 - 2:08 pm
Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk didn’t practice Friday, the off day between Game 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference first round series that the Toronto Maple Leafs lead 1-0 . “Jake was given a maintenance day so he’ll be back with us I’d assume tomorrow morning,” coach Bruce Cassidy said. “If he’s not...
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David Backes Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
March 07, 2019 - 3:46 pm
While there’s pearl-clutching going on around the NHL with pundits and pontificators acting as though David Backes is some lost kitten in need of rescue, let’s take a second to read what the Bruins forward actually said after he had his third scrap in four games Tuesday night. “I asked [Bruce...
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David Backes Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
February 28, 2019 - 4:13 pm
General manager Don Sweeney’s Feb. 20 trade with Minnesota netted forward Charlie Coyle for the Bruins. But what if that deal turns out to add two productive forwards to the Bruins’ lineup? That’s what David Backes hopes happens. Coach Bruce Cassidy has used the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Coyle as Backes...
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Matt Kalman
January 29, 2019 - 1:18 pm
When he was about 9 years old, Trent Frederic won a contest sponsored by a local hair salon to take a postgame photo with a St. Louis Blues player. David Backes did the honors. A 9-year old Trent Frederic having picture taken with David Backes. Good chance the two are on the same line tomorrow when...
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Matt Kalman
January 28, 2019 - 12:32 pm
Over the past couple years many Bruins players have found they have more in common than hockey. More than half the Bruins’ roster has attended the team’s chapel, and it has helped each player keep in touch with his faith, handle the pressures of being a NHL player and forge camaraderie with his...
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Matt Kalman
January 17, 2019 - 11:43 pm
David Backes scored a crucial power-play goal in the Bruins’ 5-2 win over the St. Louis Blues at TD Garden on Thursday, one night after he was a healthy scratch for a 4-3 loss at Philadelphia. His previous goal came Jan. 5 against Buffalo in his first game after a three-game suspension. Coincidence...
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Matt Kalman
January 14, 2019 - 1:36 pm
Coming off playing just 10:39 of ice time in the Bruins’ 3-2 win at Toronto on Saturday, Bruins forward David Backes is maintaining a positive outlook for how he and his linemates David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk are beginning to jell. “I mean I’m always self-critical, probably my hardest critic, and...
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Matt Kalman
December 28, 2018 - 7:32 pm
Playing the role of 2016 Alexander Khokhlachev in the 2019 Winter Classic could be Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson. Or perhaps not. One thing is certain, the Bruins are going to need to replace David Backes in their lineup when they face the Chicago Blackhawks in South Bend on Tuesday because Backes will...
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Matt Kalman
December 26, 2018 - 1:04 pm
No NHL team has used an offer sheet in an effort to obtain a restricted free agent from another team since Ryan O’Reilly signed one with Calgary and Colorado matched it in 2013. Fear of retaliation from not just the other team, but the rest of the league’s general managers, is often cited for the...
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Matt Kalman
December 12, 2018 - 12:15 am
Bruins forward David Backes must walk under a ladder on his way into the arena, or perhaps the animal lover has a pack of black cats he crosses paths with on his way to the game. Over his three seasons it seems Backes has had everything possible happen to him. He had a bout of diverticulitis, a...
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