After yesterday's 5-2 win over the Czech Republic to advance to the Semifinal in Sochi, Team USA forward and St. Louis Blues captain David Backes had a solid, solid quote. He and his line of Ryan Callahan and Dustin Brown have arguably become USA's best line through the tournament. Why? Backes believes it has to do with meat.
Meat I say? Yes, meat. Brian Murphy of the Pioner Press captured the magic in a tweet:
Backes is a phenomenal quote: "I’m the beef. Dustin Brown’s the pig or pork and then (Ryan) Callahan’s the chicken. That’s our meat line"— Brian Murphy (@murphPPress) February 19, 2014
Just another shining example as to why NHL players are the best.
I hope Ryan Callahan hits Rick Nash so hard tomorrow it knocks the Rangers out of the playoffs , idc just eliminate Canada, and make it so they can't get gold or silver.
Ugh. Miss the NHL. Excited for tomorrows game though. Did anyone else see that weak call on Latvia to give a late PP to Canada? Commentators called it heartbreaking.
I really hope the players on the ice in tomorrows game get a fair shake and that everything is on the up and up!
Did you see who came up with the name? That would be some guy named Derek Stepan, who insisted Cally had to be the chicken LOL
i dont get the chicken thing? isnt chicken usually like a coward? so are they saying they dont really need cally?
Hope cally get used to his new line mate . Still not worth 7m , 6m or barely 5m a yr . Trade him to the blues . Let them overpay for a 3rd line checker
Not sure I would want to be "chicken". But hey, chicken is the cheapest, so Cally should take that into consideration in his contract demands.
@TheNYRBlog he plays well with Backes!! he's St.Louis bound!!
It's kinda nice reading that. Nice to see Step is still being a good locker room guy even if he's not getting on the ice. Hopefully he comes out of this with something to prove and begins to light it up.
Crosby loves the meat all over him so is that an advantage or disadvantage for him?
@mlsranger Would you prefer he called him lamb? I think chicken is a solid meet.