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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Size Doesn’t Matter: Johnny Gaudreau’s Impact On The 2015 NHL Draft

Johnny Gaudreau had a hell of a year way back in 2010-2011. Despite being a 17 year-old rookie in the USHL, the smart, highly-skilled forward led his team in points […]

by · June 24, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
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2015 NHL Draft: Top 10 Trade Candidates For Draft Day

For as much discussion and speculation about draft-eligible prospect that happens in the weeks leading up to the NHL Entry Draft, an equal or greater amount of talk occurs regarding […]

Oliver Kylington: one of the top defenseman eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft.  (Photo: Elite Prospects)

2015 NHL Draft: Oliver Kylington Has “Steal” Written All Over Him

Catch the faller. It’s an idea that is becoming more and more popular among those that follow the NHL entry draft. It seems like a common occurrence in many draft […]

by · June 17, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
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The Chicago Blackhawks Are Scary Good At Drafting And Developing

Building an NHL dynasty is one thing. Building an NHL dynasty within the restricting confines of a league-wide salary cap is an entirely different beast altogether, and one that seems […]

by · June 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
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)

The New Jersey Devils Are Stuck At A Crossroads

Ray Shero has a lot of work to do this summer. Shero is the newest general manager of the New Jersey Devils, officially being announced in the role back on […]

by · June 10, 2015 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
Robin Lehner will be given the chance to be the guy in Buffalo. (Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports)

Robin Lehner Should Be A Prime Trade Target For Dallas Stars

As a story that has been building for months but is now starting to climb towards an inevitable crescendo, there has been no shortage of news lately about the Ottawa […]

by · June 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Dallas Stars
Rick Nash [photo: Amy Irvin]

New York Rangers’ Offense Goes MIA In Crucial Game 7

In Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final, the New York Rangers unleashed a fury of offensive acumen on the opposing Tampa Bay Lightning, scoring a whopping seven goals on […]

by · May 30, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Rangers
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Alex Killorn: The Tampa Bay Lightning’s Secret Weapon

If I were to ask you which Tampa Bay Lightning player leads all forwards on the team in ice time in the playoffs, who would you guess? Most would probably […]

by · May 27, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Rangers
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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 […]

by · May 18, 2015 · 0 comments · News, NHL Entry Draft
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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 […]