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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention David Backes's name.
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.
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.
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