NEWS & ADVICE
Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention David Backes's name.
November 26, 2014
Morning Skate: Filip Forsberg's Breakout
Dan and Janet return and discuss Filip Forsberg's breakout with the Preds this season among other topics.
November 23, 2014
Monday Daily Puck: Every Game I'm Shuffling
Suddenly, the Pittsburgh Penguins are struggling to find chemistry on their top two lines.
November 12, 2014
Beat the Cap: Goalies, Spending Up and a Bag of Pucks
Neil Parker elaborates on the now-three basic rules of daily fantasy hockey.
November 7, 2014
Friday Daily Puck: The Best of the Worst
Which eye should you poke out when watching the Sabres and Oilers? Left, right, or both?!
November 3, 2014
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
After taking a look at this week's prices in FanDuel, RotoWire's Michael Clifford sees potential for profit in Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau and Minnesota's Jonas Brodin, among others.
NHL Schedule Analysis: Penguins Road Show
Pascal Dupuis and Blake Comeau have enjoyed riding shotgun with Evgeni Malkin. They have three attractive road games this week.
October 31, 2014
Saturday Daily Puck: Starry-eyed Wild
The Stars and Wild get ready for a key divisional matchup Saturday night. How will it all shake down?
October 30, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Stand By Me
No more waiting. It's decision time. Cut your bad draft picks and decide who you're sticking by through lean times. Also, gloat.
October 4, 2014
2014-2015 Blues Preview: Forward-Thinking
While Alexander Steen will be hard-pressed to replicate last season's unforeseen production, the Blues' wealth of talent at forward should be able to cover for any regression he may notice.
October 1, 2014
Draft Kit: Maingot's Manifesto
Peter Maingot shares his top 10 draft tips, especially for those who play in a rotisserie style format. One such tip - target the backup goalies on elite teams, like Anaheim's John Gibson.
April 21, 2014
After David Backes fell victim to injury in Game 2, Patrik Berglund could be one of the week's better value plays, with top-line minutes headed his way.
April 17, 2014
Morning Skate: Bear Season
Both Dan Pennucci and Janet Eagleson have Zdeno Chara and Boston winning The Cup
April 16, 2014
From the Press Box: First Round Preview
Paul Bruno laments that the Kings and the Sharks have to meet up in the first round of the playoffs, and he predicts each of the first round series.
April 15, 2014
Neutral Zone Wrap: Playoffs? Playoffs?! PLAYOFFS!
Evan Berofsky predicts that the Ducks will beat the Rangers to win the Cup this year, and gives you some tips for your playoff pools.
April 14, 2014
NHL Barometer: An Unlikely Champ?
RotoWire's Jan Levine lays out his playoff scenarios in advance of his playoffs player rankings. Will Gabriel Landeskog be hoisting the Conn Smythe at the end of the Cup Finals?
April 12, 2014
Sunday Daily Puck: It's Curtains
As the regular season draws to a close on Sunday, there are still some questions left unanswered.
April 11, 2014
Friday Daily Puck: Shanahan To The Rescue!
Brendan Shanahan's set to take over as president and savior-in-chief of a Maple Leafs organization in disarray.
April 10, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Back In Black
Kris Letang is back for the Pens, Horton scores without playing, and the case is made for Erik Haula.
April 1, 2014
Wednesday Daily Puck: Senator Elect?
Mika Zibanejad has been showing his skill in the nation's capital
March 23, 2014
Monday Daily Puck: Players Like Doan Bubbling To Top
It's crunch time in fantasy hockey and time is running out.
March 18, 2014
Morning Skate: A Rift in Sochi?
Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin apparently feuded in Sochi, and that may have carried over to Ovie's play in Washington.
March 15, 2014
NHL Barometer: Career Year for Duchene
The Avs' MVP, Matt Duchene is playing out of his mind and could be on his way to 80 points if he stays hot.
March 2, 2014
Morning Skate: Olympic Gloating, Trade Fallout
Janet gloats about Team Canada's double-dip, and she and Dan break down the Ryan Miller trade.
February 28, 2014
Saturday Daily Puck: Miller Time In Missouri
Six teams have emerged as legitimate Stanley Cup contenders. Which team made a move to push them over the edge?
February 25, 2014
Wednesday Daily Puck: Full Speed Ahead
The NHL kicks off its post-Olympic stretch run
February 11, 2014
From the Press Box: Olympic Preview
Sidney Crosby leads the super-talented and favored Canadian squad.
February 14, 2014
Group A: Ain't No Miracle: Americans Faceoff With Russia
Backes and Team USA will be too much for Russia
February 6, 2014
NHL Barometer: Backes Carries Blues
David Backes may not get the publicity of other centers, but with 174 hits and 38 blocked shots, he plays a complete game.
Thursday Daily Puck: Packing Up The Vanek
Stamkos is out of the Olympics and assessing how much Thomas Vanek will really cost Garth Snow.
January 31, 2014
Sochi 2014: Team Analysis - United States
Joe Pavelski will be a key contributor for the American envoy to Russia, but can they improve upon their last Olympic result?
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