David Backes C STL Aug 16 '78
St. Louis Blues forward David Backes is still undecided about playing hockey in Europe.
Backes is currently practicing in the St. Louis area with teammates and other NHLers who live in and around St. Louis. "It's possible, but I'm not there yet," Backes said about going to Europe. "I'm hoping that the NHL season starts, but if not, we'll stay active in the community. I'm taking a couple of classes at school, too, trying to finish my degree, so I've got plenty to do here." Backes should be good for 50-plus points and around 100 penalty minutes making him a very valuable commodity in fantasy hockey.