1. 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 7 months ago 1,592 reads 9 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 2,236 reads 6 comments

  3. 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 7 months ago 1,341 reads 0 comments

  4. 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 7 months ago 2,888 reads 4 comments

  5. 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 7 months ago 9,182 reads 19 comments

  6. 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 7 months ago 1,636 reads 8 comments

  7. 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 7 months ago 1,261 reads 3 comments

  8. 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...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 3,160 reads 14 comments

  9. 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...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 6,033 reads 10 comments

  10. NHL Franchises That Have Recovered from Crippling Attendance Issues

    By now even the most casual hockey fans have seen the pictures of a porous BB&T Center taken when the Florida Panthers took on the Ottawa Senators...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 18,763 reads 47 comments

  11. Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins Still Searching for Stanley Cup Formula

    For the last five seasons, the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins have been in the same boat as 27 other teams in the NHL ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 3,370 reads 7 comments

  12. New York Rangers Starting to Settle in After Rough Start to Season

    After the way in which the New York Rangers started the 2013-14 season, it is safe to say the Blueshirts ' 1-3-0 start through their first four games this season raised very few eyebrows before the team got off to its current winning streak...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 2,562 reads 1 comments

  13. Showdown with Canadiens Will Be Measuring Stick for Detroit Red Wings' Depth

    The Detroit Red Wings are set to take on the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night at the historic Bell Centre in Montreal, and the Original Six matchup pits two teams heading in completely different directions...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 2,434 reads 8 comments

  14. Highly Touted NHL Prospects Whose Stock Will Soar in 2014-15

    The 2015 NHL draft is going to feature highly touted prospects such as Connor McDavid , Jack Eichel and Noah Hanifin , but there are already some equally interesting prospects who have been drafted that fans should know about...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 7 months ago 11,698 reads 14 comments

  15. 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 7 months ago 4,249 reads 6 comments

  16. 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 7 months ago 6,318 reads 17 comments

  17. 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 7 months ago 1,211 reads 6 comments

  18. 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 7 months ago 3,859 reads 19 comments

  19. 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 16,281 reads 23 comments

  20. 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 4,587 reads 33 comments

  21. 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 7,486 reads 22 comments

  22. 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 4,773 reads 13 comments

  23. 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 8 months ago 827 reads 12 comments

  24. 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 8 months ago 3,944 reads 15 comments

  25. 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 8 months ago 3,816 reads 2 comments