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Blues forward David Backes on Jonathan Quick's excellence
Blues forward David Backes on Jonathan Quick's excellence

  PARK CITY, Utah -- The teenaged David Backes figured his future involved engineering school and patent law, not an NHL career or an Olympic medal. That planned career path didn't come from a family member. The self-proclaimed 'math nerd' had little difficulty with the subject at Spring Lake Park (Minn.) High.  "That was my main road and then this little detour happened and I'm still on the detour, which is fantastic," Backes said. The 'detour' wound its way to the NHL and the St. Louis Blues, and later the Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, and Backes is being mentioned as a potential captain for Team USA in Sochi, Russia. One...

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