1. Holiday Wish List for the Detroit Red Wings in 2014-15

    The holidays are a great time of the year, and we learned how much the Detroit Red Wings enjoyed the season last year on HBO's 24/7 series...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 6 months ago 3,114 reads 11 comments

  2. Holiday Wish List for the New York Rangers in 2014-15

    Around the holidays everyone is always busy writing lists and checking them twice, and the same could be said of NHL teams...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 6 months ago 6,883 reads 12 comments

  3. Riley Sheahan Has Been a Pleasant Surprise Thus Far for Red Wings in 2014-15

    The Detroit Red Wings have been an impressive hockey club thus far in 2014-15, and they have received contributions for the majority of the roster...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 6 months ago 1,547 reads 8 comments

  4. Under-the-Radar Youngsters with Potential to Be NHL Stars

    There has been a ton of talk this season about Jack Eichel and Connor McDavid, two super prospects who could become the next faces of hockey, but there are already some talented youngsters in the NHL ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 6 months ago 36,534 reads 81 comments

  5. New York Rangers Are Benefiting from Canucks' Foolish Firing of Alain Vigneault

    The New York Rangers return to Vancouver for a visit with the Canucks on Saturday night, and the game will mark bench boss Alain Vigneault's second trip as a visitor to the arena in which he coached for seven seasons...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 6 months ago 5,167 reads 15 comments

  6. Breaking Down Why the Detroit Red Wings Are One of the NHL's Top Teams

    The Detroit Red Wings picked up a lone point during a shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday and improved to 40 points on the season with a 17-6-6 record...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 6 months ago 2,126 reads 3 comments

  7. Breaking Down Why the New York Rangers Are a .500 Team

    With a 12-10-4 record through 26 games, the New York Rangers have a .538 win percentage. The season to date has been challenging and underwhelming for the defending Eastern Conference champions, and the team has not played to potential...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 6 months ago 3,572 reads 15 comments

  8. Special Teams Excellence Propels Detroit Red Wings over New York Rangers

    The Detroit Red Wings have been a very entertaining team to watch this season, and they have grown tremendously since the season started in early October...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 6 months ago 1,642 reads 4 comments

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

    Last month I kicked off my "countdown to draft day" by taking a look at the top prospects of the 2015 NHL draft, and a lot has happened since we last talked. Players have shot up the charts, others like Connor McDavid were injured, and much more...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 6 months ago 5,928 reads 6 comments

  10. Henrik Lundqvist Hasn't Been Great, but 2014-15 Struggles Are Being Overblown

    If there is one New York Ranger who draws more criticism at times than he should, it is no doubt Henrik Lundqvist —and I can understand why...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 6 months ago 2,768 reads 18 comments

  11. New York Rangers Infographic Preview for Matchup with Tampa Bay Lightning

    The New York Rangers have won two games in a row, but they will mean nothing unless they give a full 60-minute effort against the Tampa Bay Lightning ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 6 months ago 1,041 reads 0 comments

  12. Breaking Down Stats from Detroit Red Wings' Current Hot Streak

    Other than the New York Islanders , there hasn't been a better team in the Eastern Conference over the last 10 games than the Detroit Red Wings ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 6 months ago 2,848 reads 9 comments

  13. 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...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 6 months ago 3,772 reads 5 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 2,700 reads 10 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 2,590 reads 18 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 3,202 reads 18 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 4,572 reads 11 comments

  18. 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...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 6 months ago 670 reads 0 comments

  19. 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...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 1,851 reads 3 comments

  20. 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 7 months ago 1,424 reads 1 comments

  21. 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 7 months ago 3,269 reads 20 comments

  22. 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 7 months ago 929 reads 18 comments

  23. 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 7 months ago 1,592 reads 4 comments

  24. 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 7 months ago 3,022 reads 23 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 1,267 reads 0 comments