Derek Neumeier | @Derek_N_NHL

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

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Recent Articles by Derek

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
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Bank On It: 30 NHL Teams, 30 Big Predictions For 2014-2015

The NHL regular season begins today, and along with it comes the large number of intriguing storylines that happen each and every year. Each NHL season is full of surprises, […]

Jyrki Jokipakka (Ross Bonander/THW)

Can The Texas Stars Repeat As Calder Cup Champions?

As far as hockey seasons go, it’s hard to come closer to perfection than the American Hockey League’s Texas Stars did in 2013-2014. The Stars entered the year viewed as […]

by · October 6, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, Dallas Stars, Texas Stars
Dalton Thrower patterns his game after and reminds scouts of Kevin Bieksa (Icon SMI)

Will 2014-2015 Be The Vancouver Canucks’ Last Stand?

For the Vancouver Canucks, 2011 seems like it was a long, long time ago. The Canucks were on top of the hockey world that year. They won the President’s Trophy […]

by · September 29, 2014 · 2 comments · Vancouver Canucks
Curtis McKenzie (Ross Bonander/THW)

Dallas Stars Roster Problems: Too Much Of A Good Thing

The Dallas Stars have only played two out of their six preseason games so far this fall, yet the conversation with who will go and who will stay on the […]

by · September 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Dallas Stars, Prospects
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What If Brenden Dillon And Cody Eakin Aren’t Signed By The Season’s Start?

The start of the Dallas Stars’ training camp is just around the corner, beginning on September 19th in Fort Worth, Texas, but uncertainty lingers in the air as two of […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Dallas Stars
Justin Dowling (Ross Bonander / THW)

Dallas Stars’ Top 5 Sleeper Prospects

Fresh off of their AHL affiliate, the Texas Stars, winning the 2014 Calder Cup Championship as the AHL’s top team, it’s safe to say that the Dallas Stars have a […]

by · August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Dallas Stars, Prospects
Cody Eakin: The Dallas Stars’ Swiss Army Knife

Cody Eakin: The Dallas Stars’ Swiss Army Knife

There has been a lot of talk this summer about the Dallas Stars’ center situation, and for good reason. Already led by Tyler Seguin, whose 84 points were the fourth-highest […]

by · August 15, 2014 · 1 comment · Dallas Stars