Dan Rice

Dan Rice
Dan Rice is in his 3rd year of reporting for THW & has covered NJ Devils home games for 10+ years at various websites. He began his career working for legendary broadcaster/writer Stan Fischler from 2002-04 & his resume also includes an internship at the ECHL.

Recent Articles by Dan

Cam Atkinson has been quietly producing alongside Ryan Johansen on Columbus' first line. (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

If I Were Ray Shero…

Disclaimer: I am not Ray Shero, but for this venture I will in someway pretend to be Ray Shero. Okay, now that that’s out of the way here are five […]

by · May 23, 2015 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
Mark Fraser fights Chris Stewart (http://paulafaermanphotography.org)

Q & A with Mark Fraser of the New Jersey Devils

The long road of a comeback is never easy and it certainly wasn’t easy for Mark Fraser this past season. He was unemployed from July until November 2 when the […]

Jaromir Jagr (s.yume/Flickr)

Jaromir Jagr: the Teammate

When you play in the NHL as long as Jaromir Jagr has (and for as many teams as he has) you are teammates with a lot of players. When you […]


Q & A with Bernie Nicholls

A lot of younger fans may not remember him, but Bernie Nicholls had an amazing 17-year NHL career with six different franchises (Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, […]

Q & A with Slater Koekkoek of the Syracuse Crunch

Q & A with Slater Koekkoek of the Syracuse Crunch

The Tampa Bay Lightning are building an empire in the southern part of the NHL and they are building it with a strong foundation as evidenced by the size of […]

Drew Stafford has been on fire during the month of March - and it's certainly helping the Jets' playoff hopes. (Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports)

X-Factors: Western Conference Edition

As mentioned in the previous post X-Factors are vital to a team’s postseason success and we need to look no further than last year’s Stanley Cup champions the Los Angeles […]

by · April 15, 2015 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
THW NHL Draft guru calls 2014 Swiss draft prospect Noah Rod a hybrid of Brendan Gallagher, Chris Kelly and Chris Kunitz. (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

X-Factors: Eastern Conference Edition

Over the course of history in the Stanley Cup Playoffs there have always been unexpected heroes that stepped up and went beyond their normal production (not just points) to help […]

by · April 14, 2015 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
(Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

Young Guns Boucher & Matteau on the Rise in New Jersey

Despite only having a combined 58 total games in the NHL under their belts, there are already expectations…high expectations for the progress of Reid Boucher (34 games) & Stefan Matteau […]

by · April 13, 2015 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
(Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

Ch-Ch-Changes Are Coming for the New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils finished the 2014-15 season with 78 points (32-36-14) their lowest total since 1990-91 when they had 79 points. Changes will surely be made this offseason in […]

by · April 12, 2015 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
Solid offensively, more than reliable and trustworthy on the defensive side of the puck, special teams weapon. How can one begin to gauge Nielsen's worth? (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Q & A with Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders

When The Hockey Writers spoke with New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen three weeks ago his team was in a far more comfortable playoff position than they are at press […]

by · April 9, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
(Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports)

Q & A with Simon Despres of the Anaheim Ducks

After winning the 2009 Stanley Cup the Pittsburgh Penguins selected defenseman Simon Despres with the 30th pick in the 2009 NHL Draft. Despres was in the top-20 rankings leading up […]

by · April 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Anaheim Ducks
(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Can the Defending Champion Kings Defend Their Crown?

Yes. Yes they can. As long as they get in the playoffs that is. Would you be willing to bet against the Los Angeles Kings in a seven-game series? There […]

by · March 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Los Angeles Kings