6 months ago
Backes to the Future

David Backes has played for 3 teams (St. Louis, Boston and Anaheim) during his 15-year NHL career. He joined Jeff and Elliotte on the podcast (52:30) to talk about the celebration that took place on Wednesday night in St. Louis, what it was like to learn from veterans like Bill Guerin, Dallas Drake, Doug Weight and Keith Tkachuk when he joined the league, his rookie dinner, fighting Team Canada players ahead of the 2010 Olympics, being a buffer between the players and Ken Hitchcock, his work with dogs in the St. Louis community, and the player that brought the most out of him. 

The guys also chat about the changes in the New York with Jeff Gorton and John Davidson being fired (25:20), James Dolan’s involvement in the entire situation, what’s on Chris Drury’s to-do-list this summer, the Tom Wilson fine, and the response by the New York Rangers on Wednesday night (00:10).

Music Outro: River Jensen – Passion Ride

Listen to the full single here!

This podcast is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio, Bally Sports Midwest, Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports Midwest and NBC Sports.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

David Backes has played for 3 teams (St. Louis, Boston and Anaheim) during his 15-year NHL career. He joined Jeff and Elliotte on the podcast (52:30) to talk about the celebration that took place on Wednesday night in St. Louis, what it was like to learn from veterans like Bill Guerin, Dallas Drake, Doug Weight and Keith Tkachuk when he joined the league, his rookie dinner, fighting Team Canada players ahead of the 2010 Olympics, being a buffer between the players and Ken Hitchcock, his work with dogs in the St. Louis community, and the player that brought the most out of him. 

The guys also chat about the changes in the New York with Jeff Gorton and John Davidson being fired (25:20), James Dolan’s involvement in the entire situation, what's on Chris Drury's to-do-list this summer, the Tom Wilson fine, and the response by the New York Rangers on Wednesday night (00:10).

Music Outro: River Jensen - Passion Ride

Listen to the full single here!

This podcast is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.

Audio Credits: 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio, Bally Sports Midwest, Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports Midwest and NBC Sports.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.