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

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Should NHL Teams Start Being Worried About The “NCAA Factor?”

The 2015 NHL free agent class suddenly got a lot more interesting on Saturday afternoon. It was then that news broke that 21 year-old defenseman Mike Reilly will be officially […]

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Top 5 Breakout Players Of The 2015 NHL Playoffs

The NHL playoffs are a hallowed ground where hockey heroes are made. Regular season heroics are one thing, but it is often success in the postseason that truly vaults players […]

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Todd McLellan Building Edmonton Oilers Connections At World Championship

When it comes to finding a job in the hockey world, much like in the normal working world, sometimes it’s more about who you know than what you know. This […]

by · May 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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Goaltending Duel Developing In Rangers-Capitals Series

Sorry Alex Ovechkin and Rick Nash, but you two aren’t the stars of this show. The second round playoff series between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals is well […]

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Previous Postseason Experience: The Biggest Playoff X-Factor

The New York Islanders started the 2014-2015 season with a bang, but ended it with but a whimper. Throughout most of this season the Isles were one of the NHL’s […]

by · April 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Washington Capitals
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Petr Mrazek No Stranger To Big Saves In Big Games

For most teams in the NHL, starting a rookie goalie in the playoffs, especially when you come into the series as the underdog, is a nerve-wracking proposition. For the Detroit […]

by · April 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Detroit Red Wings
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Lax League Discipline Could Set A Dangerous Precedent In Canadiens-Senators Series

It didn’t take very long for the opening round playoff series between the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators to reach epic proportions. The Canadiens skated away from Game 1 with […]

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Is Jiri Hudler This Season’s Most Underrated Player?

There’s been plenty of talk about the Calgary Flames this season, and for good reason. Predicted by nearly all pundits to finish in the basement of the Western Conference, the […]

by · April 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
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The Immortal Jaromir Jagr Is Keeping The Panthers’ Playoff Hopes Alive

He’s been an NHL superstar since before many of his teammates were even born, but that hasn’t stopped the immortal Jaromir Jagr from leaving his mark on the NHL. The […]

by · March 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Florida Panthers
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Keith Yandle Fitting In Perfectly With The New York Rangers

Sometimes expensive decisions are well worth the price tag. On March 1st, the day of the trade deadline, the New York Rangers acquired one of the most prized trade targets […]

by · March 23, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Rangers
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Better Late Than Never: Top 10 2015 NHL Entry Draft Returnees

For many things in life there are no second chances. In the world of hockey, however, second chances do exist in certain areas. One of those areas is the NHL […]

Anders Lee and the word replaceable simply do not go together right now as the forward has meant everything, and more, to the New York Islanders thus far. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Hidden Gems: 10 Unassuming Young Forwards On The Verge Of Breaking Out

One of the most exciting constants in the world of hockey is seeing promising young players work their way up to the NHL and, in the case of an elite […]

by · March 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Top 10 Lists