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Tom Urtz Jr. is an avid writer with a love of sports. If you need someone for anything involving the two fields, Tom is the person you are looking for. His passion for sports writing is only rivaled by the professionalism of his work.

Tom takes pride in providing in-depth, accurate, and professional sports coverage regarding the NHL. He currently serves Bleacher Report as an NHL Featured Columnist, and the New York Rangers' Lead Writer.

Tom is a sports stats junky and is fascinated by all things regarding sports knowledge and trivia, and he hopes to become a full time sportswriter and eventually get into broadcasting because sports is a big part of his life.

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  • Vinh Cao posted 12 days ago

    Vinh Cao

    Sure thing, Tom. Where age constructions are concerned, only post-noun adjective phrases ("23 years old") are not hyphenated. Nouns ("the 23-year-old") and pre-noun adjective phrases ("the 23-year-old blueliner") are hyphenated.

  • Vinh Cao posted 12 days ago

    Vinh Cao

    Sure thing, Tom. Where age constructions are concerned, only post-noun adjective phrases such as "23 years old" are not hyphenated. Nouns ("the 23-year-old") and pre-noun adjective phrases "the 23-year-old blueliner") are hyphenated.

  • Roman Baird posted 20 days ago

    Roman  Baird

    You suck. Out loud. My cat can write better than you, you incredible hack. If I had written the ridiculous drivel you pass off as journalism when I was in grade school, my teacher would have covered it in red ink and thrown it back at me with orders to rewrite it. Please quit. Now.

  • Johnny Barricelli posted 25 days ago

    Johnny Barricelli

    Your journalism is pathetic. You come up with ranking systems by tossing a coin in the air?
    When you call cities "bandwagoners"…especially one like Chicago, you better be prepared to know wtf you're talking about. In your case,…..NOT EVEN CLOSE. It's disgusting your approach to writing. I'd have fired you for your pathetic writing and your approach to your work. But that's me. I expect more from writers than donut eaters "just trying to get by" sitting behind their cubical playing "Mine Craft" talking crud to 8-9 year olds.
    You make editorial comments you BETTER EXPECT a retort. Bandwagoners! Pthth! You're crap!

  • Vinh Cao posted 33 days ago

    Vinh Cao

    No problem, Tom.

  • Ben Millikan posted 181 days ago

    Ben Millikan

    Hi, Tom. I saw the link you provided in regard to St. Louis wanting to go to the Rangers. Thanks for the clarification.

  • Hacobo posted 203 days ago

    Hacobo

    Hey Tom, the Rangers suck!

  • Tiffany Brennan posted 221 days ago

    Tiffany Brennan

    Hi, Tom. If a name appears in a headline, subheadline or slide title, it’s still best to write out the full name on the first reference in the text. Also, I probably should’ve added that an exception to excluding first names after that is when writing about two people with the same last name (if there could be confusion, etc.).

    Hope that helps.

  • Brian Fantana posted 224 days ago

    Brian Fantana

    lets fight

  • Louis St. Marty posted 225 days ago

    Louis St. Marty

    The best thing we can do is trade Girardi after resigning him. Reason being is that we can’t afford to lose a defenseman of that calibur without getting one back in return and obviously we can’t get one back in return if Girardi’s set to be a UFA this summer. But trading him would be the right idea because the style that he plays takes a toll on his body, he cant play that good forever

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