David Backes

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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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Ty Anderson
November 29, 2017 - 3:26 pm
The losses of Jake DeBrusk (upper-body) and David Krejci (upper-body) will be evened out by the return of both David Backes and Brad Marchand. At least that’s what the Bruins are hoping for with tonight’s head-to-head against the NHL-best Lightning. It’s really the only way that you can help lessen...
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Ty Anderson
November 01, 2017 - 11:26 am
After missing the first five games of the regular season with diverticulitis, and with the likelihood of another episode affecting him this season, the Bruins have made the decision to surgically remove part of Backes’ colon, a decision and procedure that is expected to put the 33-year-old forward...
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Ty Anderson
October 05, 2017 - 8:12 pm
There was always something a little weird about David Backes’ sudden absence from the team and what the Bruins were, or better yet were not, saying about it. Not on the ice for practice Wednesday, and completely absent from Thursday’s morning skate, pregame festivities (including the team...
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Ty Anderson
October 05, 2017 - 12:45 pm
Absent from Wednesday’s practice, neither Patrice Bergeron nor David Backes returned for Thursday’s morning skate at Warrior Ice Arena, and Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy has officially ruled both out for tonight’s season opener against the Predators. Not offering much, Cassidy has designated both...
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Brad Marchand scored a career-high 37 goals last season. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
DJ Bean
October 12, 2016 - 10:00 am
The NHL season is upon us, leaving Bruins fans wondering whether they're in for a return to the playoffs or just another frustrating regular season. Heading into Thursday night's season opener against the Blue Jackets, B's fans are probably leaning toward the latter, but an influx of youth into the...
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David Krejci
DJ Bean
October 04, 2016 - 8:08 am
BRIGHTON -- For the second straight day, the Bruins iced a line consisting of David Krejci between Ryan Spooner and David Backes in practice at Warrior Ice Arena. By the looks of it (and by what Claude Julien essentially confirmed), it figures to be a line used in Tuesday night's exhibition against...
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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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