Looks like that David Backes offer sheet has paid off for the Blues

Updated: April 3, 2009, 10:06 AM ET
By E.J. Hradek

It's funny how things turn out.

On July 1 (it seems oh so long ago), St. Louis' management team wasn't too thrilled with its peers in Vancouver. On the opening day of free agency, the Canucks signed Blues winger David Backes to a three-year, $7.5 million offer sheet. The Blues didn't waste too much time in matching the offer to keep their player. They definitely wanted to keep Backes, but they probably weren't looking to make that kind of financial commitment. After all, the 24-year-old ...

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