1. Breaking Down the Most Interesting Statistics in the 2014-15 NHL Season

    The NHL is much more of a numbers game than it was in previous years, as technology, statisticians and readily available data make it easy to quantify certain parts of the game...

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  2. How Big of an Impact Will a Healthy Stephen Weiss Make for Detroit Red Wings?

    When Stephen Weiss signed a five-year, $24.5 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings , I thought it was a great deal for general manager Ken Holland...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 3 days ago 2,478 reads 10 comments

  3. Martin St. Louis Returns to Tampa in Midst of Interesting Season with Rangers

    Martin St. Louis is a legendary forward whose NHL journey will ultimately culminate in Toronto. No, St...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 4 days ago 2,445 reads 18 comments

  4. New York Rangers Showing They Are Better Team Than Record Indicates

    Through the first 20 games of the season, the New York Rangers have been an interesting team to say the least...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 5 days ago 3,070 reads 18 comments

  5. Ranking the Most Intriguing Goalie Battles in the 2014-15 NHL Season

    There is nothing busier at times than a regulation NHL goal crease. It is a blue, 1.8-meter half-circle full of emotion, as games are won and lost in one of the smallest areas of the ice...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 days ago 4,269 reads 11 comments

  6. Red Wings Look to Create Divisional Separation with Win vs. Maple Leafs

    The Detroit Red Wings are fresh off their fifth come-from-behind victory of the season, and they are presented with an amazing opportunity...

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  7. What the Detroit Red Wings Must Improve Upon Early in 2014-15

    The Detroit Red Wings have had a solid start to the season, and they currently sit in fourth place in the Atlantic Division with a 9-4-5 record and 23 points...

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  8. Cam Talbot's Performance vs. Flyers Is Exactly What New York Rangers Needed

    During the last three games, it has been pretty clear that there has been something strange going on in the New York Rangers ' neighborhood. The team has looked out of sync, sloppy and it almost looked like they were skating through slime...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 9 days ago 1,290 reads 1 comments

  9. Familiar Faces Return to MSG with Tampa Bay Looking to Stick It to Rangers

    When the New York Rangers take the ice Monday evening at Madison Square Garden, there will be at least two familiar faces standing on the opposite blue line while John Amirante ( or another designated singer) bellows the national anthem...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 12 days ago 3,227 reads 20 comments

  10. Offseason Moves Having the Biggest Impact on the 2014-15 NHL Season

    NHL teams use the offseason as a period to rebuild, and free agency provides teams the ability to reshape their rosters. The 2014-15 season is a few weeks old, but we are already seeing some side effects of the transactions made this past summer...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 14 days ago 856 reads 18 comments

  11. Derek Stepan Looks Better Than Ever Since Returning to Rangers' Lineup

    The New York Rangers were dealt a huge blow when Derek Stepan broke his leg in training camp. The injury meant that it would be the second straight year in which the Blueshirts' budding No...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 15 days ago 1,519 reads 4 comments

  12. Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks Find Ways to Succeed in Parity-Filled NHL

    In today’s NHL , it is harder for teams to repeat success than in previous decades. Before the salary cap era, teams were able to spend as much as they wanted, and the best ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 15 days ago 2,921 reads 23 comments

  13. Gustav Nyquist Is Poster Child for Detroit Red Wings' Onboarding of Prospects

    The Detroit Red Wings have been a gold standard in the NHL when it comes to the integration of prospects. It was made abundantly clear by Jonathan Willis of Bleacher Report in a piece about how each NHL team built its roster...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 17 days ago 1,151 reads 0 comments

  14. Tweaks Alain Vigneault Needs to Make Before NY Rangers Face Pittsburgh Penguins

    The New York Rangers have dropped two games in a row and will drop a third against the Pittsburgh Penguins if changes aren't made...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 18 days ago 3,682 reads 14 comments

  15. The Latest Buzz on the Top Prospects in the 2015 NHL Draft Class

    The 2015 NHL entry draft is one of the most highly anticipated moments in recent NHL history. It is highly anticipated not because of who will be drafted first overall, but who will be the lucky team to draft Connor McDavid first overall...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 21 days ago 5,613 reads 7 comments

  16. Red Wings' Petr Mrazek Has Golden Opportunity While Gustavsson Is Sidelined

    Heading into the season, the Detroit Red Wings ' goaltending situation was set with Jimmy Howard in goal and Jonas Gustavsson as his backup...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 22 days ago 1,432 reads 8 comments

  17. What Red Wings Must Do to Get Back on Track After 3 Straight Losses

    The Detroit Red Wings got off to an amazing start to the season, but things haven't gone so smoothly over the last week...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 22 days ago 1,563 reads 9 comments

  18. Rangers' Martin St. Louis Starting to Look Like Old Self After Rough Start

    The New York Rangers acquired Martin St. Louis last season because he's an elite offensive player, but things didn't click when he arrived to Manhattan. In 19 regular-season games, St...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 23 days ago 2,194 reads 6 comments

  19. Derick Brassard's Solid Start an Unexpected Bonus for Derek Stepan-Less Rangers

    The New York Rangers re-signed 27-year-old pivot Derick Brassard to a five-year, $25 million deal this summer because team brass was confident in his abilities as a second-line center...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 24 days ago 1,296 reads 0 comments

  20. Dylan McIlrath Has Chance to Step Up for Battered and Bruised Blueshirts

    There’s a saying that goes, “When it rains it pours,” and right now the New York Rangers ’ blue line is covered with rain clouds, thunder and lightning...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 27 days ago 2,844 reads 4 comments

  21. Ranking the Biggest Disappointments so Far in the 2014-15 NHL Season

    The 2014-15 NHL season is a few weeks old, and there have already been many unexpected surprises. These surprises include—but are not limited to—the surging play of the ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 28 days ago 9,020 reads 19 comments

  22. What Detroit Red Wings Must Do to Slow Down Los Angeles Kings' 'That 70s Line'

    Through the first couple weeks of the 2014-15 season, the Los Angeles Kings ' "That '70s Line" has picked up from where it left off in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 29 days ago 1,470 reads 8 comments

  23. Detroit Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader Well on His Way to Having Breakout Season

    The Detroit Red Wings picked up their fifth win of the season during a 4-2 decision over the Washington Capitals on NBCSN's "Wednesday Night Rivalry" game, and a trend continued in the process...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 30 days ago 1,185 reads 3 comments

  24. Physical New York Rangers Winger Chris Kreider Must Play Smarter Going Forward

    A wise man related to Peter Parker once said , “With great power comes great responsibility,” and that is something that New York Rangers power forward Chris Kreider needs to come to grips with...

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  25. New York Rangers' Mats Zuccarello Failing to Meet Expectations Set Last Season

    The New York Rangers fell to 4-4-0 on the season after a Saturday night loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Hockey Night in Canada, and it was another goal-less game by Mats Zuccarello...

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