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

Keith Yandle (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

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
(Daniel St Louis/Moncton Wildcats)

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
Can Henrik Lundqvist complete that last step for the New York Rangers? Russ Cohen answers that question and more. (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

The Final Stretch: Who Are The Top Stanley Cup Contenders After The Trade Deadline?

With the dust from Tuesday’s whirlwind trade deadline now settled, the push for the NHL playoffs kicks into its highest gear. It was a more wild trade deadline than normal. […]

Carolina Hurricanes left wing Alexander Semin - Photo Credit:   Andy Martin Jr

Buyers Beware: The Worst Contracts On All 30 NHL Teams

On Thursday night the rebuilding Toronto Maple Leafs pulled off a move that everyone thought would be impossible: trading forward David Clarkson and his mammoth five year contract worth an […]

by · March 1, 2015 · 17 comments · News/Commentary
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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
(Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

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
(Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

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 […]

(Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports)

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