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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Nicklas Backstrom's name.
November 27, 2015
DraftKings NHL: Next Week's Values
Neil Parker provides his value plays for next week's NHL action, including rising Rangers forward Kevin Hayes.
November 20, 2015
DraftKings NHL: Upcoming Value Plays
Neil Parker identifies values for the upcoming week in DraftKings NHL action, including the Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom, who still has a mid-tier price despite elite fantasy production of late.
November 18, 2015
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Wednesday Picks
Neil Parker breaks down the short Wednesday schedule, but there is at least one significant value in Washington's Nicklas Backstrom.
November 17, 2015
FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week
Due to his current performance and price, Michael Clifford says you'd be foolish not to use Leon Draisaitl in this week's FanDuel Value Plays.
November 12, 2015
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Friday Picks
Benjamin Zweiman is going back to the well Friday on Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby, who price is too low to pass up in cash games.
November 10, 2015
In this week's FanDuel Value Plays, Michael Clifford sneaks in a Lightning forward who is set to take advantage of Ondrej Palat's injury.
November 4, 2015
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Thursday Picks
Andrew Fiorentino breaks down the Thursday Yahoo schedule, which includes a matchup in Calgary for Philly's Claude Giroux that should prove fruitful.
October 31, 2015
Frozen Fantasy: Stupid, Strange and Silly
Janet Eagleson pokes at a few of the crazier things that have caught her eye in the early going this season, including Marc-Andre Fleury's excellence for Pittsburgh.
October 28, 2015
NHL Barometer: Connor Bound
Relax, fantasy owners, Connor McDavid is doing just fine. Jan Levine looks at the Edmonton phenom and other movers in this week's Barometer.
October 27, 2015
Wednesday Daily Puck: Widespread Vanek
David Krejci and Thomas Vanek are having bounce back seasons, while Dougie Hamilton isn't paying off yet.
October 21, 2015
Sasha Yodashkin breaks down the Thursday Yahoo action where Minnesota's Ryan Suter has a great matchup with the hapless Blue Jackets.
From the Press Box: Shrunken Without Duncan
Paul Bruno surveys the landscape of the league in his latest column, including ruminations on the Blackhawks' blue line in the absence of Duncan Keith.
NHL Barometer: Stone Cold Krejci
Jan Levine opens his debut regular season Barometer by looking at a Bruin who is returning to former glory.
October 20, 2015
Wednesday Daily Puck: Backstrom And Better Than Ever
A healthy Nicklas Backstrom is looking good, while Jack Johnson is indicative of Columbus' woes.
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Tuesday Picks
Andrew Fiorentino breaks down the Tuesday Yahoo slate where John Tavares and the Islanders have a sparkling opportunity against the defensively struggling Blue Jackets.
October 15, 2015
Thursday Daily Puck: Those Desert Dogs
Something special is happening in Arizona right now. It might not last, but no one expected even this much out of the desert dogs.
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?
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