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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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At 6-foot-3, 220+ lbs and known for an overly physical style of play itâs easy to see why David Backes is one of the most well known hitters in the NHL and a prototypical power forward. Proficiency in defending his own goal coupled with his above average offensive production has already...
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As discussed yesterday St. Louis Blues captain David Backes is a lock to represent the US in Sochi even if his role is not wholly determined.
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from RIA NOVOSTI,
Russian hockey forward Vladimir Tarasenko offered a restrained evaluation of his rookie NHL season with St. Louis Blues Monday, telling R-Sport the campaign was “good, but average.”
In the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, he scored eight goals and 11 assists in 38 appearances, earning Rookie of the Month honors in January after leading all rookies...
Will Alex Pietrangelo sign a new deal before the season starts? (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)
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By Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG)
With NHL training camp fast approaching, most teams will be making the final adjustments to their rosters in the coming weeks. For most teams, this will most likely mean nothing more than a few fringe players and prospects moving between the NHL and AHL. For a few, this will mean adding one of the number of NHL veterans left in the cold during...
from Mark Masters of TSN,
Alex Pietrangelo is doing his best not to let an unresolved contract situation distract him this week at Hockey Canada's orientation camp.
"I've just kind of been moving forward as if I'm going to start the season like a regular year," the St. Louis Blues defenceman, a restricted free agent, said following a walkthrough on...