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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Nicklas Backstrom's name.
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.
October 10, 2015
Saturday Daily Puck: Rookie Risk
It's a unique year in the number of exciting rookies available for fantasy, even outside of Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. But how do you assess a rookie?
October 8, 2015
From the Press Box: With Stars Injured Early, Opportunity Knocks
RotoWire's Paul Bruno discusses the early-season opportunities created by injuries to star veterans, including Evgeny Kuznetsov's opportunity to play alongside Alex Ovechkin in the absence of Nicklas Backstrom.
September 22, 2015
Eight Sleepers To Target
The Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov is set to make a major impact with Nicklas Backstrom out to start the year, but he's still going too cheaply in drafts.
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 17, 2015
From the Press Box: Metropolitan Division Booms & Busts
RotoWire's Paul Bruno checks in on the Metropolitan Division and breaks down his top improving players and those on the decline.
August 20, 2015
From the Press Box: Metropolitan Division Preview
Paul Bruno previews the Metropolitan Division where the Penguins made a big splash to improve their offense, which is still led by stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.
August 18, 2015
Shots on Goal: Early Look - Top 9 Metropolitan
Chris Kunitz was a big disappointment last season. Will he get a second chance to ride shotgun with Sidney Crosby this year? Peter Maingot breaks down the top three lines for each team in the Metro.
July 17, 2015
NHL Offseason: Player Movement and Impact
With a flurry of transactions coming across the NHL wire in the last month, Brian Weidy dissects many of the moves and their fantasy relevance.
July 9, 2015
From the Press Box: Early Offseason Review
RotoWire's Paul Bruno reviews some of the trades and free-agent moves from the offseason, including Phil Kessel, who will now play with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in Pittsburgh.
May 8, 2015
Prospects Analysis: Metropolitan Division
Jon Litterine breaks down how this year's crop of prospects fared in the NHL, including Carolina's Victor Rask, starting with the Metropolitan Division.
May 7, 2015
Thursday Daily Puck: Lightning Strikes Price
Tampa Bay's Tyler Johnson has been outstanding throughout the playoffs, but he again proved his worth on Wednesday night when he beat Carey Price with just 1.1 seconds left in the game.
April 28, 2015
Wednesday Daily Puck: And Then There Was One
With one first round series left, some news and notes on the remaining teams.
April 24, 2015
Friday Daily Puck: The Habs and Hab Nots
The Jets are out. Are the Senators and Penguins next?
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 21, 2015
Wednesday Daily Puck: Seldom Seen Stamkos
One Capital is hot, while another is cold, and there are concerns about Steven Stamkos
120 Sports & RW Video: Tuesday Daily Playoff Picks
Paul Bruno joins 120 Sports to discuss Tuesday's Daily Fantasy hockey picks.
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
Blue Line Buzz: Top Playoff Defensemen
Jason Chen ranks his top defensemen from each team in the playoffs.
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 11, 2015
The Man Advantage: Postseason Power Play
Mark McLarney looks at what to expect from the power play in the playoffs where Kyle Turris and the Senators hope to get an opportunity.
March 27, 2015
Friday Daily Puck: Hamm It Up
Andrew Hammond's streak ended. It was going to happen. So do the Bruins have a chance now?
March 18, 2015
Beat the Cap: Fading Stars in Prime Spots
Lopsided matchups don't always guarantee big results from high-priced players. Neil Parker explains why roster flexibility is a must.
March 15, 2015
Monday Daily Puck: Hudler Not Slowing Down
Not even the loss of Mark Giordano can cool the Flames
March 10, 2015
Wednesday Daily Puck: May the Schwartz be with You
Doan is done, Abdelkader is worth a look, and the Islanders are a team to reckon with.
March 7, 2015
The Man Advantage: Trade Fallout for the Power Play
Mark McLarney examines the trade deadline's impact on the power play, including for the Florida Panthers, who acquired Jaromir Jagr from the Devils.
March 4, 2015
Beat the Cap: The New-Look NHL
If you want to spend up for Alex Ovechkin, Neil Parker explains how you can save elsewhere and still fit under the cap.
March 3, 2015
Neutral Zone Wrap: Trade Deadline Review
Evan Berofsky examines the fantasy fallout from this year's trades and counts Anthony Duclair, who is headed to Arizona, among the long-term winners.
March 2, 2015
NHL Barometer: Hab Getting Hot
Jan Levine runs down the risers and fallers this week in the NHL, including David Desharnais, who has gotten hot lately for the Canadiens.
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