1. Detroit Red Wings' Gustav Nyquist Continues to Lead the Way Offensively

    The Detroit Red Wings made the playoffs last year primarily because Gustav Nyquist had an amazing performance down the stretch. He scored 28 goals in 57 games last season, and he has four goals in four games this season...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 6 months ago 4,248 reads 6 comments

  2. New York Rangers' Current Roster and Lineup Strategy Is Shortsighted at Best

    The New York Rangers earned their second victory of the season with a win against the Carolina Hurricanes , but it took a shootout...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 6 months ago 6,297 reads 17 comments

  3. Jimmy Howard's Strong Start Promising for Detroit Red Wings Early in 2014-15

    The Detroit Red Wings dropped Wednesday's game vs. the Boston Bruins 3-2 in a shootout, but the scoreline doesn't adequately describe what was an amazing contest between two rivals...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 6 months ago 1,208 reads 6 comments

  4. New York Rangers' Need for Defensive Help Exposed vs. Islanders and Maple Leafs

    Who thought the New York Rangers and their fans would be missing Anton Stralman this much into the season? I would venture to say that number is less than 40 percent, but after ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 6 months ago 3,858 reads 19 comments

  5. Backup NHL Goaltenders Most Likely to Become Starters in 2014-15

    In the NHL there is one player who is usually under constant scrutiny: the goaltender. NHL teams have a starter and a backup, and the dynamic between the two netminders is interesting to say the least...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 16,271 reads 23 comments

  6. Babcock, Holland Power Struggle an Unwanted Distraction for Red Wings' Season

    Mike Babcock is in the final year of his contract, and he's done a great job as the man in charge behind the bench of the Detroit Red Wings ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 4,579 reads 33 comments

  7. Detroit Red Wings Need to Move Forward Without Daniel Alfredsson

    The Detroit Red Wings opened up the season with a gutsy 2-1 win against the Boston Bruins , and they did it without their leading scorer. That player is Daniel Alfredsson ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 7,483 reads 22 comments

  8. Rangers' Rick Nash Makes Statement with Performance in Season Opener vs. Blues

    After another frustrating playoff performance, it went without saying that all eyes would be on Rick Nash of the New York Rangers ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 4,770 reads 13 comments

  9. Canadiens Forwards Start Erasing Memory of Poor 2014 ECF in Win vs. Maple Leafs

    The Montreal Canadiens showed they had the makings of being an elite team in the Eastern Conference last season...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 827 reads 12 comments

  10. New York Rangers Make Right Choice Naming Ryan McDonagh Captain

    One of the worst-kept secrets is finally official, as Ryan McDonagh has been named the 27th captain in New York Rangers history. The news broke and was announced by the Rangers' official Twitter account...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 3,938 reads 15 comments

  11. Ryan Johansen's Deal with Blue Jackets Comes with Pros, Cons for Both Sides

    Ryan Johansen wanted a raise, and the Columbus Blue Jackets want to keep control of their potential franchise player at a reasonable rate...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 3,814 reads 2 comments

  12. Predicting New York Rangers' Opening-Night Lineup

    The New York Rangers open up the 2014-15 NHL season against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, October 9. The Broadway Blueshirts will be without their No...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 7,420 reads 22 comments

  13. NHL Players Facing Drastically Raised Expectations in 2014-15

    At the start of each new NHL season, superstars such as Sidney Crosby , Jonathan Toews, Alex Ovechkin, Anze Kopitar and assorted others face big expectations...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 7,980 reads 7 comments

  14. Who Is Going to Be the Detroit Red Wings' Backup Goaltender in 2014-15?

    The Detroit Red Wings have a skilled starting goaltender in Jimmy Howard and a good backup in Jonas Gustavsson , but they also have a talented youngster who plays for the Grand Rapids Griffins, the team's AHL affiliate...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 4,261 reads 18 comments

  15. What Kind of 2014-15 Season Will Henrik Zetterberg Have for the Red Wings?

    The captain is back and is healthy, so there is a reason to cheer in Detroit for the start of the 2014-15 season. The injury bug bit Henrik Zetterberg hard last season, and the skilled forward was limited to only 45 games...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 3,156 reads 6 comments

  16. Complete Preview for the Winnipeg Jets' 2014-15 Season

    The upcoming season will be the Winnipeg Jets ' fourth season in Manitoba, and once again, the team will begin a campaign in which making the playoffs is the ultimate goal...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 1,069 reads 8 comments

  17. New York Rangers Have Tough Decision to Make with Anthony Duclair

    The New York Rangers are smitten with Anthony Duclair , but distance ultimately makes the heart grow fonder...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 7,395 reads 24 comments

  18. Complete Preview for the Columbus Blue Jackets' 2014-15 Season

    The Columbus Blue Jackets were one of the hockey community's favorite teams to watch last season, and it seemed like everyone was on the #Lumbus bandwagon...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 1,577 reads 3 comments

  19. Complete Preview for the Nashville Predators' 2014-15 Season

    For the first time since the franchise entered the NHL way back in 1998-99, Barry Trotz will not be behind the bench of the Nashville Predators ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 675 reads 1 comments

  20. 2014-15 NHL Predictions: Preview and Picks for Pacific Division

    The NHL Pacific is one of the NHL's better divisions, and there are a number of teams that will vie for the top spot...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 7,733 reads 33 comments

  21. Complete Preview for the Colorado Avalanche's 2014-15 Season

    The Colorado Avalanche turned a lot of heads late season, with many of them coming after Patrick Roy made a statement very early on in the season...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 3,986 reads 6 comments

  22. Complete Preview for the Buffalo Sabres' 2014-15 Season

    Life hasn't been easy for the Buffalo Sabres and their fans over the past few years, especially during the 2013-14 season. The team's luck was so bad that Buffalo couldn't even win the NHL draft lottery despite having the league's worst record...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 4,228 reads 23 comments

  23. Complete Preview for the Anaheim Ducks' 2014-15 Season

    There is an old saying that goes, “If you can’t beat them, join them.” But in the NHL , the trend is more along the lines of, “If you can’t beat them, copy them...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 2,029 reads 4 comments

  24. A Healthy Stephen Weiss Can Make a Difference for Detroit Red Wings at Center

    The Detroit Wings made a splash during the 2013 free-agency period, and they thought they were getting a quality center in Stephen Weiss ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 4,834 reads 8 comments

  25. Pavel Datsyuk's Injury Is Inconvenient, but Not Devastating to Detroit Red Wings

    Pavel Datsyuk is going to miss a maximum of four weeks, according to a report by Helene St. James of USA Today and the Detroit Free Press ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 3,974 reads 6 comments