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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Mikael Backlund's name.
March 22, 2016
Wednesday Daily Puck: Mr. Backlund
Jakob Silfverberg remains hot, while Nazem Kadri has gone cold.
March 21, 2016
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Monday Picks
Sahsa Yodashkin picks the Monday Yahoo NHL slate, including the Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist, who is a prime buy-low candidate playing at home.
March 15, 2016
Neutral Zone Wrap: Unsafe For Consumption
Evan Berofsky highlights several players who have been hot lately, but still should be avoided by fantasy owners looking for production down the stretch, like Toronto's Nazem Kadri.
Tuesday Daily Puck: Back, Back, Back, Backlund!
Mikael Backlund has been enjoying increased minutes and rolling for the Flames, making for a nice down-the-stretch fantasy pickup.
March 12, 2016
The Waiver Wire: Targeting Categories
Dan Waldner goes with the 'cheat sheet' approach for this week's waiver recommendations, just in time for the fantasy playoffs with players like Nashville center Mike Ribeiro.
February 24, 2016
NHL Barometer: Turris Trap
Don't look now but Kyle Turris is in a major slump. Read up to see how others are faring in this week's Barometer.
February 20, 2016
Frozen Fantasy: Problem Coaches
Janet Eagleson applauds Columbus coach John Tortorella for uttering three simple words when it comes to Brandon Saad's development.
February 13, 2016
Frozen Fantasy: Trade Deadline Casualties
Janet Eagleson advises fantasy owners to start preparing now for the trade deadline, which already claimed one victim in Dion Phaneuf, who was dealt Tuesday to Ottawa.
February 9, 2016
Neutral Zone Wrap: Cup-Bound Caps?
Evan Berofsky takes a look into the fortunes of five NHL franchises, including the East-leading Caps, who have a new top scorer this year in Evgeny Kuznetsov.
November 14, 2015
Frozen Fantasy: Calder McDavid?
Janet Eagleson discusses whether Connor McDavid's injury will keep him from the Calder trophy this year, but he's not the rookie she's lusting after.
November 8, 2015
Schedule Analysis: Slow Days in Boston
While Boston and Montreal have a short (two games) week, the other 28 NHL teams will play at least three times.
October 1, 2015
From the Press Box: Pacific Division Booms & Busts
Paul Bruno checks in on the Pacific Division and picks out his top players who will exceed expectations and those who will decline this season.
September 9, 2015
Shots on Goal: Early Look - Top 9 Pacific
Sean Monahan leads a group of talented young forwards in Calgary. Peter Maingot projects the top three lines for all Pacific Division teams.
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.
May 6, 2015
From the Press Box: Round 2 Review
RotoWire's Paul Bruno looks in on the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and wonders if any team can stop the Blackhawks.
April 30, 2015
Thursday Daily Puck: Feel The Coburn
Round two gets underway Thursday night with two games getting us going following last night's Game 7 win by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
April 16, 2015
Friday Daily Puck: A Moment For Mrazek
Mrazek saves 44 to lead Detroit, Allen loses series opener. Now what?
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.
March 16, 2015
Tuesday Daily Puck: Backlund's Back, Alright
February 3, 2015
Wednesday Daily Puck: Yandle Me With Care
A player who may be traded is hot, while a player who was traded is not
January 26, 2015
Neutral Zone Wrap: All (in the) Stars
Sean Monahan has registered eight points in his last 10 games as the Flames attempt to hold onto the final playoff spot in the West.
January 22, 2015
Thursday Daily Puck: Righting The Ship
The All-Star Break is upon us and it's time to right you very off-course ship with a hard look through the waiver wire.
January 19, 2015
Tuesday Daily Puck: Ride The Goalie Carousel
Recent trades, injuries and promotions have dramatically altered the goalie situations in several northerly NHL towns.
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 10, 2015
Frozen Fantasy: Rotten to the Core
Phil Kessel was caught in the crosshairs of Toronto's dismissal of coach Randy Carlyle earlier this week, but trying to turn him into an all-around player won't turn around the Leafs.
January 6, 2015
Wednesday Daily Puck: Welcome to the Oshie
T.J. Oshie is hot, as is Brent Burns, while early surprise Brock Nelson has cooled down.
January 2, 2015
Friday Daily Puck: Capital Victory
What did we learn from the Caps' narrow victory at Nationals Park? And the Canucks' late-game collapse?
December 30, 2014
Wednesday Daily Puck: Alexander Auld Lang Syne
Two old pros with recent struggles are finding their past form
December 21, 2014
Monday Daily Puck: Blackhawks Backin' Up The Goods
Chicago Set On Cruise Control
December 20, 2014
Saturday Daily Puck: All Hail Gio
Mark Giordano is having a season for the ages in Calgary, while Kyle Turris is hitting his stride with Ottawa.
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