It’s that time again. Yes, it’s the time of the year (one of many) where we shift our collective attention to Vegas and see what sort of odds the St. Louis Blues have to escape the Western Conference and win the Stanley Cup.
Good news and bad news. The good? Patrik Berglund returns tonight for Game 3. The bad? As most of us expected, David Backes will not be playing thanks to a certain hit from a certain dirty Blackhawks’ defenseman.
Will David Backes be able to play in Game 3? Better yet, will he be able to return at any point during the series against Chicago? These are the questions Blues fans are asking one day removed from Brent Seabrook’s dirty hit on the St. Louis captain. Backes’ status can be summarized with one word: […]
Brent Seabrook’s hit on David Backes was probably enough to make your blood boil if you support the St. Louis Blues. If it wasn’t, the Blackhawks taunting Backes after the dirty hit probably did the trick. Jonathan Toews is clearly seen yelling at Backes. The two have plenty of history (see: Toews barfing in the […]
Brent Seabrook’s hit on David Backes was an ugly one. The Chicago defenseman leveled Backes with a shoulder which struck the St. Louis captain in the head. Opinions on the hit have varied, but most agree that the hit deserves some NHL discipline. Here’s the hit if you missed it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSNtMDkRjBA Yikes. Here’s what Seabrook […]
David Backes is considered day-to-day and will miss potentially the final few games of the regular season. Backes hobbled off when he blocked a shot and fell awkwardly against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night. This looks like the exact definition of a “if he had to play, he would” injury. Backes needs some time […]
It's been an incredibly busy and extremely interesting day in St. Louis. First, the Blues traded for defenseman Jordan Leopold. Next, the team arguably caused even larger waves by sending Jake Allen down to Peoria while officially announcing that the team would use Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott the rest of the year. Brace yourself, […]