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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention David Backes's name.
November 25, 2015
The Kids' Table: Prospects Worth Giving Thanks For
In honor of Thanksgiving, Benjamin Zweiman offers a prospect that each and every NHL franchise should be thankful for having, like the Leafs' William Nylander.
November 5, 2015
Friday Daily Puck: Party in the USA
Canada announced that Mike Babcock and Sidney Crosby will return for the World Cup. How will Team USA look?
October 27, 2015
Neutral Zone Wrap: Capital Gains
Evan Berofsky helps you plan your fantasy team's future with a review of struggling players as well as success stories, like Washington's Matt Niskanen.
October 13, 2015
Tuesday Daily Puck: Tuukka Fall
The Bruins' slipshod blue line is making Tuukka Rask look bad early on in the year, and things don't project to get a lot better.
September 30, 2015
Draft Kit: Fantasy Draft Manifesto
Peter Maingot reveals his step-by-step process for fantasy drafts, including the all-important Tip No. 8.
September 24, 2015
From the Press Box: Central Division Booms & Busts
RotoWire's Paul Bruno breaks down players who are poised for breakouts and those who could struggle in the Central Division this season.
September 21, 2015
NHL Mock Draft: 12-Team Expert Draft
RotoWire's Eric Lewandowski guides you through a 12-team mock draft consisting of some of the site's foremost hockey minds. The Capitals' Alex Ovechkin was chosen first overall.
September 16, 2015
Shots on Goal: Early Look - Top 9 Central
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane still remain with the defending Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks, but a number of key forwards have departed. Peter Maingot breaks down who will step up in their place.
August 27, 2015
From the Press Box: Central Division Preview
The Blackhawks needed to make big changes to their roster after winning the Stanley Cup, but the core of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane remains.
June 22, 2015
2015 NHL Draft: 10 Burning Questions
With the NHL Entry Draft set to kick off this weekend, longtime RotoWire hockey staffers Jon Litterine and Janet Eagleson discuss likely No. 1 pick Connor McDavid's dynasty-league upside, among other topics.
April 25, 2015
Sunday Daily Puck: Will The Price Be Right?
Just two games are on the schedule Sunday and they are both potential elimination games with high stakes for the participants.
Saturday Daily Puck: King of New York, King of Your Team
With the Rangers clinching their series against the Penguins, we take a look at how teams that are winning big in their series might deceive fantasy players.
April 23, 2015
From the Press Box: Rangers in Control
RotoWire's Paul Bruno surveys the first-round action so far in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
April 16, 2015
From the Press Box: Stanley Cup Playoff First-Round Picks
Paul Bruno previews the first round of the playoffs, while sneaking in who he thinks will be lifting the Stanley Cup in June.
April 13, 2015
Neutral Zone Wrap: Playoff Rankings and Picks
Evan Berofsky sizes up the Stanley Cup playoffs and finds a winner in St. Louis and David Backes, who leads his playoff-pool rankings.
NHL Barometer: Playoff Preview
Jan Levine previews the NHL playoffs and envisions Rick Nash lifting the Stanley Cup in June.
April 3, 2015
FantasyAces NHL: Friday Value Plays
RotoWire's Paul Bruno is building his Friday FantasyAces lineup around Jonathan Toews, who has five points in his last seven games.
April 2, 2015
Friday Daily Puck: Big Bad Buff
Dustin Byfuglien's suspension comes at the worst possible time. Can the Jets fend off the competition and enter the second dance?
March 24, 2015
FantasyAces NHL: Value Plays
RotoWire's Paul Bruno is backing David Backes and others for Tuesday's slate of contest on FantasyAces.
March 23, 2015
NHL Barometer: Nuge on Fire
Jan Levine's weekly look at the NHL's risers and fallers includes Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who is on fire lately for the Oilers..
March 22, 2015
Monday Daily Puck: Backes To Back
Seven-game slate offers plenty of choices Monday
March 19, 2015
Thursday Daily Puck: The Tragedy Of Owning King Richards
Brad Richards provides a great example of how on-ice expectations can be very different from fantasy hockey expectations and there's something to be learned there.
March 11, 2015
Beat the Cap: Going 3D
Neil Parker analyzes the benefits of using a defenseman in the flex position on DraftKings.
February 24, 2015
Neutral Zone Wrap: Handing Out the Hardware
Evan Berofsky picks his winners for his annual hockey awards, including the Jonathan Cheechoo Memorial Award.
February 21, 2015
Morning Skate: Hockey Tonk
Cody Franson is no longer a member of the Maple Leafs. Janet and Dan discuss that trade as their launching point this week.
February 6, 2015
Friday Daily Puck: Pretty Ducky
Anaheim's 5-2 win against Nashville vaulted them to the top of the league. Are they really the league's best team?
February 1, 2015
Schedule Analysis: 100 Games
Brian Rutherford breaks down the schedule this week, including what to do while Jimmy Howard remains sidelined.
Sunday Daily Puck: Won't Backes Down
We take a look at how the playoff races are shaping up and what it means for potential trades, and check in on whether the all-star break slowed David Backes' remarkable play.
January 21, 2015
Beat the Cap: An Offensive Start
Patrice Bergeron's excellence in the faceoff circle occasionally hurts his fantasy value because he doesn't start in the offensive zone as often as others such as Jonathan Tavares.
January 19, 2015
NHL Barometer: Risers and Fallers
Torey Krug is among this week's risers for Jan Levine in his Barometer. See who else makes the list.
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