Originally written August 27, 2013 on Frozen Notes:
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The 2013-14 NHL season is right around the corner. As a result, the 2013-14 fantasy hockey season is right around the corner as well. With fantasy hockey rapidly approaching, fans and analysts are making their predictions and ranking each skater as they head into the new year.  Which St. Louis skater is the one you should rank the highest in the game of fantasy hockey? According to NHL.com, the honor goes to David Backes.  NHL.com's fantasy hockey staff ranked each player and averaged out their rankings to form one giant list displaying the top-200 players in the league. Several Blues appeared on the list, but David Backes was deemed the best St. Louis player to own in fantasy hockey. Backes is 68th on the list, but he was ranked as high as 51st and as low as 97th. The rankings are based on a fantasy hockey league which uses goals, assists, plus-minus, power-play points, shots on goal and penalty minutes as their scoring statistics. It's interesting Backes chec...
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