David Backes

2008 09 prospects polak 01
ice hockey right winger and captain of the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League

Hosted AMAs

Highest Rated Comments

ThePlayers228 karma

Honest answer is that he is the best player in the game bar none. That being said he is always looking for an edge and that includes working the officials which rubs a lot of guys the wrong way. I haven't had kind feelings for him until this summer working with him in the negotiating room and seeing who is as a person. He is a true ambassador for the game and someone who has gained my respect. - DB

ThePlayers126 karma

I was and still am someone that math just comes too. Not memorizing procedures, but knowing the why and how so that it translates to other respects, such as engineering. I got through three years as an EE. I am taking two classes currently at MNSU but they wont let me do engineering online so I am getting an applied organizational studies degree with an nonprofit leadership emphasis. - DB

ThePlayers120 karma

There is truth to this. Thank god there weren't any camera phones back then. KW

ThePlayers105 karma

Being a hockey player for as long as I was, you can probably figure out why they are "amazing". This is my 4th set. If at first you don't succeed - try, try again. MS

ThePlayers84 karma

I can neither confirm nor deny those allegations... If they were true and I am not saying they are by any means, I think it was a an incomplete mission as a different guy scored. DB

ThePlayers74 karma

I'm still laughing about this comment. FYI - Wings team dentist. MS

ThePlayers68 karma

While the ideas that you present seem to be out there, I can neither confirm nor deny the allegations. And these skills you talk about are not very useful in a board room, let alone one fully occupied by lawyers! - DB

ThePlayers67 karma

No, I think that they are well aware that my wife wears the pants in my relationship and if she wants to link her pinterest, then she will. I have gotten that unlinked however, and feel it is a victory for me. Baby steps... - DB

ThePlayers63 karma

There are some real colorful words exchanged and some guys that would have insane ratings... As for specifics, hopefully innovative ideas like this can grow our game going forward and give the fans a real inside look. - DB

ThePlayers59 karma

Thank you for all that have participated in the AMA with Mathieu Schneider, Kevin Westgarth and I. Some great questions that were posted along with a few that could use a bar of Dove in their mouth. That being said, it is great to see fans still passionate about hockey and hopefully we can be back on the ice and playing sooner than later.
Go Blues!! DB