David Backes

DJ Bean
September 21, 2016 - 9:19 am
Stanley Cup champion Phil Kessel was the coolest American hockey player on Tuesday night. After Team USA got eliminated from the World Cup of Hockey with a 4-2 loss to Canada, he went on Twitter and dogged management for not putting him on the team . This was funny for a lot of reasons, one of...
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David Backes is entering his first season with the Bruins. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)
DJ Bean
September 07, 2016 - 4:38 am
Colin Kaepernick is not playing in the World Cup of Hockey for a couple of reasons. For one, he doesn't play hockey. For another, the World Cup of Hockey is a sporting event, and Kaepernick doesn't participate in sporting events these days because Blaine freaking Gabbert took his job. Still,...
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The Bruins gave David Backes a five-year deal this summer. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)
DJ Bean
August 30, 2016 - 9:16 am
The Bruins' signing of David Backes was met with multiple questions, with "Why?" being the most popular. After all, signing Backes meant giving the money they could have given to Loui Eriksson to an older player who isn't expected to age as well. The second question was, "What position is he going...
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David Backes feels he'll hold up over the length of his five-year deal. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)
DJ Bean
July 01, 2016 - 1:23 pm
The best question on David Backes' introductory conference call was asked by himself. Or, at least, it was a question he recalled asking the Bruins as they went about trying to sign the former Blues captain. "Through the process I was asking questions and didn't want to pull myself out of being...
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DJ Bean
July 01, 2016 - 9:24 am
The Bruins opted against signing a soon-to-be 31-year-old Loui Eriksson to the six-year, $36 million contract he got with Vancouver and instead gave the same average annual value to 32-year-old David Backes. So essentially, the Bruins decided they would rather $6 million a year to Backes at age 37...
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David Backes will make $6 million a year with the Bruins. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)
DJ Bean
July 01, 2016 - 8:19 am
The Bruins have signed former Blues center David Backes to a five-year deal carrying an average annual value of $6 million. News of the signing was first broken by the Boston Globe's Fluto Shinzawa. At 6-foot-3 and 221 pounds, Backes has been a strong center throughout his career in St. Louis, but...
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April 21, 2014 - 4:21 am
Welcome to Monday's Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . MONDAY'S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Orioles at Red Sox , 11:05 a.m. (NESN, MLB Network; WEEI-FM) MLB: Reds at Pirates, 7 p.m. (ESPN) NHL playoffs: Penguins...
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December 06, 2011 - 3:01 am
Welcome to Tuesday's Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . TUESDAY'S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NHL : Bruins at Jets, 8:30 p.m. (NESN) NHL : Red Wings at Blues, 7:30 p.m. (Versus) College basketball : Missouri vs...
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