Not the dirtiest hit you’ll ever see, but this is the kind of crap we’ve come to expect from Backes. Not the kind of thing that necessarily leads to fines and suspensions; just close enough to the line to develop a reputation among people who are not Blues fans.
Well, at least among fans of Central Division teams.
Okay, maybe just Red Wings fans. I can’t speak for the others.
Thanks to @Weallbleedredd (here) and @Muero for posting footage of the hit.