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

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
Q & A with Luke Witkowski of the Syracuse Crunch

Q & A with Luke Witkowski of the Syracuse Crunch

With a 6’3”, 213 lb. frame, 24-year-old defenseman Luke Witkowski fits exactly the requirements that the Tampa Bay Lightning have been building their team the past few seasons — big […]

Schneider has taken over the No. 1 job in New Jersey. (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

Schneider & Young D Setting the Foundation for Devils Future

Despite having a third consecutive disappointing season aka no playoffs, there is a lot of good that is coming out of the end of the New Jersey Devils 2014-15 season. […]

by · March 19, 2015 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
Martin Brodeur had a lot of fun playing as a forward for the first two periods at the 1995 Devils alumni game (Paula Faerman Photography/paulafaermanphotography.org)

New Jersey Devils Celebrate 1995 Stanley Cup 20 Years Later

Over the weekend of March 7-8 the New Jersey Devils welcomed back 23 players and coaches from their first Stanley Cup winning team of 1995. It was the first time […]

by · March 13, 2015 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
Brandon Dubinsky (Andy Martin Jr.)

Q & A with Brandon Dubinsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets

Every NHL team needs ‘heart and soul’ players; players that are willing to do anything to help the team win. These players aren’t always the most talented, but they are […]

by · March 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Columbus Blue Jackets
(Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports)

Can the Undead Devils Climb Into the Playoffs?

Can the New Jersey Devils salvage their season, climb out of the grave and claw their way into a playoff spot? Unlikely yes, but not impossible. The Undead Devils have […]

by · March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils