Blackhawks Player Taunts Backes After Brutal, Illegal Hit; Blues Fan Shows Boobs

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If Backes was more than half-conscious, he would have kicked every Blackhawk's ass.
Blues captain David Backes took a vicious hit from Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook during Saturday's game. And as Backes struggled to stand on his own two feet, obviously dazed and confused from being pummeled into the boards -- a Blackhawks player taunted him, saying, "Wakey wakey, Backes! Wakey wakey!"

NHL writer Dave Lozo noticed the incident, which was caught by CBC's microphones that hover over the ice, and tweeted the video, adding, "Gross." You can hear the Blackhawks' taunt at approximately 40 seconds:

Seabrook, who was suspended for three games, is not believed to have made the taunt. Yahoo hockey writer Greg Wyshynski says Duncan Keith is the culprit, but he isn't sure. But it probably was, at least if you go by what Canadian legend/fabulous suit-wearing Don Cherry has to say about Keith's recent performance against the Blues.

Update: Keith tells the Chicago Tribune that he doesn't remember if he taunted Backes.

"There are lots of things that get said out on the ice in the course of a hockey game -- especially in the playoffs," Keith said after Monday's morning skate in preparation for Game 3 at the United Center. "I'm an emotional guy, it's an emotional game. I don't remember everything that gets said out there.

Hockey commentators and fans online have predictably expressed outrage over the insensitive smack-talk, calling it immature and classless. But the Chesterfield Falcons midget hockey team probably had the best reaction:

Backes is expected to miss game 3 tonight. The team has not said if he would miss more games.

Meanwhile, the Blues are winning, and Blues fans are happy and having fun -- so much so they're showing off boobs.

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Robert L Massie Sr
Robert L Massie Sr

Sean, wake up. It was so cheap a shot that even a couple writers for the Chicago Tribune said Seabrook was dead wrong.

Robert L Massie Sr
Robert L Massie Sr

I think any player guilty of intentionally injuring another should be sidelined for the duration of the injury, his team not allowed a replacement for the roster, and then serve a suspension after the injured player returns. If it's a season ending injury such as the concussion that Cards catcher Laird (I think) received, then the offending player is out for the season and his team loses a roster spot. The problem I have with the Seabrook issue is that Backes and the Blues are screwed a lot more than their opponents. Seabrook could be back--fully healthy--for a game seven. What about Backes? Even if he's mostly healthy, who gets scratched?

Jake Black
Jake Black

Sean, Reaves hit on Towes was LEGAL, get over it he is playing injured and couldnt take the hit, its ok. Do you think Backes was even stable after that hit, of course he wasnt so you have to take whatever came out of his mouth with a grain of SALT. Speaking of salt dont get too salty after the Blues whoop you at home.

Sean Molose
Sean Molose

Way to keep it one sided great sportsmanship you guys teach in St. Louis

Sean Molose
Sean Molose

You guys forgot to post that Backes was begging Toews to fight him after the hit but you are biased. Oh yes Lapierre's dirty hit on Brookbank or Reaves hitting Toews dirty goes unnoticed by you guys too huh?

David Enders
David Enders

That bimbo hawks fan should have had her face pushed into the glas,same goes for that ugly boyfriend of hers.Hawks fans have no class.Anyone notice how Hawks tough guy Bickell only goes after smaller players?Soon as Reves,Jackman or Polak get on the ice he jumps off.

fmmulholland
fmmulholland

ugh.  Keep those boobs in the sweater sweet heart.  yeesh.  


ut_4_me
ut_4_me topcommenter

If you cheered when Scott Stevens turned Eric Lindros' head to mush and you don't look at Backes riding low on the turn and catching a check and see that he put himself into a vulnerable position, then you are a hypocrite.  

Chris Stride
Chris Stride

Grow up Blues fans...win a cup and then you will have earned the right to complain...it's playoff hockey for goodness sake!

Rudy Malz
Rudy Malz

Chicago Boobs will outdo St Louis Boobs anytime!

Maurianna Randazzo
Maurianna Randazzo

I witnessed a Hawks fan CHEER when Backes was knocked unconscious on the ice. I don't care which team you're there for, you don't do shit like that.

Joey Zo
Joey Zo

HEY SHARE THIS ONE. I WANT ONE! TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO SHARE! ONLY TEN DAYS LEFT! #BLUES #LGB #SaintLouisBlues #WeAllBleedBlue #BleedBlue #STLBlues #Steen #Backes #Oshie #Lapierre #Miller #Jackman #Pietrangelo #Tarasenko http://teespring.com/fearthenote

Tim Malz
Tim Malz

Alan Gredell, so let me get this straight...since hossa's hit by rafi Torres, was worse, the hit by seabrook was a) legal, b) acceptable, c) Dealt with by the NHL inappropriately, or d) not a penalty?? Torres was suspended and rightfully so...seabrook deserved to be suspended! He hot backes as a defenseless player with out the puck and his main contact was his head! thats disrespectful to the game! But saying that as a defense makes no sense. The blues have taken the hawks out of character...that's a win for the blues both on the box score and in the gamesmanship!

Michael Kepler
Michael Kepler

Were there actually Blues fans at that game Saturday? I saw a sea of red every crowd shot.

Douglas Webb
Douglas Webb

That's just stupid. Goon hockey? It's about time someone hit your cheap hitting pussies. Now it's a problem because your teams on the receiving end? Be real dude. Change your tampon.

Eric O'Brien
Eric O'Brien

But somehow you think that's justification for your team playing goon hockey...

Eric O'Brien
Eric O'Brien

If that were a Blackhawks player in that video, he would've finished the check into his head, into the boards. Then his lowlife teammates would've gathered around the injured player and joined their fans in mocking him. See the difference? No one said Backes is an angel.

Mike Dunnegan
Mike Dunnegan

Your Blackhawks are now known as Americas team...Obamas kids

Mike Dunnegan
Mike Dunnegan

Take away his stick and he probably can't even stand on skates...I'll bet he uses a golf club as a weapon when he hits the links!!!

Eric O'Brien
Eric O'Brien

Frank, that's longer than the Blues have been a team. And do we really need to include cups won in a league of 6 teams? Automatic entry into the playoffs, 5 opponents. Yeah, must have been a real struggle.

Frank Mulholland Jr
Frank Mulholland Jr

take away his stick he might pick up one of his 2 Stanley Cups and then the Blues would be in real trouble unless they borrowed one...

Frank Mulholland Jr
Frank Mulholland Jr

Plus they might hit him over the head with a Stanley Cup and in a fight like that the Blues would be defenseless.

Frank Mulholland Jr
Frank Mulholland Jr

well...if he could stand up first I guess we could test that theory but he couldn't.

Cody Eichelberger
Cody Eichelberger

So in playoff hockey we take cheap shots and act like assholes? Perhaps in Chicago...

Frank Mulholland Jr
Frank Mulholland Jr

well, Stanley Cups and Chicago are also synonymous. And you want know what else is new? The Blues winning in the playoffs.

xiaoyu
xiaoyu

Finally worked slow down enough and had a chance to watch the incident. TERRIBLE reporting on your part. Obviously no Hawks taunted Backes. Why would you perpetuate a false rumor without investigating? Seabrook didn't leave his feet but did put his shoulder to Backes' head. I don't know why there are reports about Hawks taunting Backes. I don't see any just a few ignoramus fans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSNtMDkRjBA

Aaron Curry
Aaron Curry

That was a bad hit no matter how you look at it cheap shot if you ask me

Frank Mulholland Jr
Frank Mulholland Jr

I would also say, in case you STL guys don't know how this whole Stanley Cup thing works, there is still a little hockey left to be played in this series.

Mike Dunnegan
Mike Dunnegan

Bet Keith will have problems eating solid food come first intermission

Frank Mulholland Jr
Frank Mulholland Jr

Sorry, the Blackhawks fans had a little trouble hearing you, we have our Stanley Cups stuck in our ears. Yeah, Backes is a real class act. Please. Seabrook was just quicker and got to him first.

Eric O'Brien
Eric O'Brien

Hey, Douglas Webb, how many years prior to 2010 did it take the Hawks to win a cup? Oh, yeah...longer than the Blues have been a team. Homer.

Greg Jinkerson
Greg Jinkerson

What sucks is Backes could take anyone on the Hawks team. He would punch every one of them on the mouth like when Kane punched the taxi driver over a minuscule amount.

Alan Gredell
Alan Gredell

And you, personally, are a dick. I won't say the same about St. Louis fans. There, see, who's got class now? Sheesh.

Kevin Mohn
Kevin Mohn

And Blackcock fans are assholes.

Kirk Shake
Kirk Shake

Just a statement of fact, some may be proud though.

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