Avalanche Friday Fun: Playing the (St. Louis) Blues

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 Should Old Acquaintances be Forgot

Mar 8, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; St. Louis Blues center David Backes (42) reacts during the third period against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center. The Blues won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Blues captain David Backes and Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson have known each other a long time. Backes was already an established member of the Blues when Johnson joined the team as a first-overall draft pick. EJ is even part of Backes’ charity, Athlete for Animals.

Though this isn’t a New Year’s Eve game, you still get the feeling Backes is channeling his Irish spirit and singing about “auld lang syne.”

"“Should auld acquaintances be forgot and never brought to mind…”"

I can only imagine EJ’s rolling his eyes, “Backes, you old fool, stop being sentimental and prepare to be body checked.”