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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention David Backes's name.
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.
January 17, 2015
Sunday Daily Puck: Down Goes Rinne
Pekka Rinne came back from a difficult hip injury last year to post Vezina worthy numbers before getting hurt last week. Will his absence sink his fantasy owners and the Predators?
January 15, 2015
Blue Line Buzz: Power Play Shakeup in Montreal
P.K. Subban remains on the Habs top power play unit, but they have shaken up the other blueliners involved. Plus, Jason Chen writes about the return of a key defenseman in Columbus.
January 11, 2015
Monday Daily Puck: Pickle-Stabbing Second-Half Predictions
Looking at the season's second half with a crystal ball
January 10, 2015
Sunday Daily Puck: No Blue Streak
The Blues offensive game to start 2015 has been nothing short of amazing. Their deep lineup is providing fantasy owners with gold.
January 9, 2015
Friday Daily Puck: Not So Wild
The Wild are struggling and Mike Yeo's on the hot seat. Are their players worth hanging onto?
December 23, 2014
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
RotoWire's Michael Clifford identifies some strong value plays in FanDuel for Tuesday's slate before the NHL goes on holiday berak.
December 19, 2014
Friday Daily Puck: Not The Good Kind of Blues
The Blues blew a 3-0 lead Thursday night against the Kings, which begs the question - are they good enough to win the Cup?
December 11, 2014
Thursday Daily Puck: Look Sharp
Be on the lookout for players coming off IR after month-long absences or more. You may be able to find the piece that leads to a championship.
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
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.
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