The Vancouver Canucks have signed RFA David Backes to an offer sheet for three years at $2.5 million per year. Compensation is a second round pick. St. Louis must match within seven days or he goes to Vancouver.
Well, this is going to be news throughout the NHL. The physical Backes regressed last season for the goal-starved Blues. Coming off a season where he made $0.5 million, Backes will make five times that amount next season. I would guess the Blues will let the 24 year old winger go for a 2nd round pick.