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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Barry Trotz’s Nashville Philosophies Now Thriving In Washington

  Before this season whenever opposing NHL teams faced off against the Nashville Predators they had a pretty good idea of what to expect. Stifling defense, stout goaltending, and opportunistic […]

by · February 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Washington Capitals
Adam Larsson has seen new life under interim coach/GM Lou Lamoriello, but can the former first-round pick sustain his recent boost in production? (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

Adam Larsson: From Doghouse To Penthouse In New Jersey

It pays to be patient. This is a lesson that New Jersey Devils general manager (and interim coach) Lou Lamoriello knows all too well after 28 years on the job. […]

by · February 18, 2015 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
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The Eastern Conference Playoff Race Is Already Pretty Much Over

Everyone loves a race with a good photo finish. It’s because of the thrilling sensation of tight races that go down to the wire that the time between February and […]

by · February 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Previews and Predictions
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What’s Going On With Cody Hodgson?

Consistency can be a wild beast to tame for hockey players. It’s not uncommon whatsoever for most players to have up years and down years. This is especially true for […]

by · January 31, 2015 · 2 comments · Buffalo Sabres
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 […]