Derek Neumeier

Derek Neumeier primarily covers the Dallas Stars, but also other various topics related to the sport of hockey. A Journalism graduate of Mount Royal University, Derek also writes for Defending Big D, and has done previous work with the Edmonton Oilers as a communications intern and Hockey Canada as a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter at @Derek_N_NHL


Recent Articles by Derek

Mike Richards: Former 24th-overall selection (Robin Alam/Icon SMI)

Why Are So Many NHL Teams Afraid Of The Waiver Wire?

As has been widely reported by multiple sources today, the Los Angeles Kings have successfully sent center Mike Richards down to their American Hockey League affiliate after he cleared waivers […]

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The 2014 NHL Free Agent Class For Backup Goaltenders Was Terrible

Even though NHL free agency doesn’t have the same impact that it used to have prior to the implementation of the salary cap, it can still be an excellent way […]

by · January 19, 2015 · 1 comment · NHL Goaltending
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Late Birthday Prospects: The Biggest Risks Of The NHL Draft?

On June 22nd, 2007 the Boston Bruins selected forward Zach Hamill 8th overall in that year’s NHL Entry Draft. At first glance, the pick didn’t look so bad. Hamill was […]

by · January 12, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Brodeur took a leave of absence from the Blues last week. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

What Will The St. Louis Blues Do About Their Goaltending Situation?

What began as a much-publicized experiment is going to get a lot more interesting. All eyes from around the league were on the St. Louis Blues franchise on December 2nd […]

by · December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
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The Dallas Eakins Hiring Doomed The Edmonton Oilers

Things were supposed to be different this year for the Edmonton Oilers. Sure, nobody except the most oil-tinted-glasses-wearing fans of the team thought that Edmonton actually had a good shot […]

by · December 15, 2014 · 2 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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Jakub Voracek Has Quietly Become One Of The NHL’s Best Players

When you take a look at the list of the NHL’s top scorers right now, a lot of obvious names pop out at you. Sidney Crosby is, not surprisingly, right […]

by · December 8, 2014 · 1 comment · Philadelphia Flyers
Columbus forecheck (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Why We Should All Vote Jack Johnson Into The 2015 NHL All-Star Game

Things are pretty tough these days for Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson. Last week the collective hockey world was both stunned and saddened by the news that Johnson, a […]

Ilya Kovalchuk was one of Lamoriello's bold moves (Icon SMI)

Across The Pond: 5 Best Players Outside Of North America

As the sport of hockey continues to grow and expand worldwide, so too do the professional leagues where the sport is played. The National Hockey League is, without question, the […]

Mark Giordano (Greg Thompson/Hammersmith Studios)

The Norris Trophy Is Already Mark Giordano’s To Lose

Normally, a little over one month into an NHL season is an absurdly insufficient amount of time to start making bold proclamations about end-of-season individual awards. However, in the case […]

by · November 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Jonathan Huberdeau is THW's 2013 Most Outstanding Rookie. (Cliff Welch/Icon SMI)

What’s Wrong With The Youth Movement In Florida?

By this point, it’s no secret that one of, if not the most, effective ways to become a successful team in the NHL is by rebuilding from the ground up. […]

by · November 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Florida Panthers
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Early Season Calder Watch: Top 10 Rookie Contenders

The 2014-2015 NHL season is only a few weeks old, but the race for the Calder Memorial Trophy is already starting to heat up. This year’s rookie draft class is […]

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Jamie Benn Goes Beast Mode, Stars Get First Win

Over the last five seasons, Dallas Stars fans have grown affectionately familiar with a phenomenon called “Jamie Benn Beast Mode.” Every Stars fans has seen it in it’s various forms. […]

by · October 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Dallas Stars