Why These Stanley Cup Finals Are Extra Special For David Backes.

Published May 22, 2019 at 11:33

The Boston Bruins now know that they'll be facing the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Finals after the Blues eliminated Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks last night. 

Playing against the Blues in the Stanley Cup Finals has a very special meaning for one veteran Bruins' forward and will give him huge motivation to get the job done. 

David Backes played 10 years in St. Louis for a total of 727 games where he wore the "C" as captain of the team and was often looked as one of the best two way forwards in the game and received multiple Frank J Selke nominations. 

After three years with the Bruins, Backes finally gets his first taste of the Stanley Cup finals and will go up against his former team that he put everything on the line for. 

"I've thought about this moment for a long time, of playing for that ultimate prize you dream of when you're a kid. Now it's reality. It's us against one other team, and one of us is going home with that Stanley Cup," said Backes. "We're concentrated on the Boston Bruins winning a Stanley Cup. With this group of brothers we've created here, we're all in for our team, and whoever the opponent is, we're gonna face them head on."

There's a handful of guys Backes used to play with on the Blues however he's solely focused on his Bruins' brothers at the moment. 

"There's maybe nine, maybe 10 guys I played with if you count some of the younger guys," he said. "I know their captain (Alex Pietrangelo) pretty well. He's a really good friend of mine. But we'll learn to hate each other over a seven-game series and rekindle our friendship after that if that's the case. I wish him the best, but when that series starts, it doesn't matter what emblem is on the other side. The Spoked B will be all I'm thinking about."

This should be a legendary Stanley Cup Finals. 
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