1. Predicting Which Slumping NHL Players Will Improve in 2015

    NHL players like Jakub Voracek , Tyler Seguin , Rick Nash and Vladimir Tarasenko have started the 2014-15 season with great acclaim and success, and they are currently riding a wave of good vibes...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 8 months ago 12,236 reads 27 comments

  2. Detroit Red Wings Poised to Have Strong 2nd Half

    Through the first half of the season, a number of Detroit Red Wing players are meeting or exceeding expectations, including Pavel Datsyuk, Tomas Tatar and Henrik Zetterberg...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 8 months ago 3,030 reads 8 comments

  3. 5 Lineup Changes the Detroit Red Wings Should Consider for the New Year

    The Detroit Red Wings got off to a hot start to the 2014-15 season, but as of late, the team has struggled. The Red Wings are 4-2-4 in their last 10 games, and there are a couple of changes Mike Babcock and Co...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 8 months ago 4,516 reads 23 comments

  4. 5 Lineup Changes the New York Rangers Should Consider for the New Year

    The year 2015 is almost upon us, and with a new year should come some changes. NHL bench bosses meticulously make tweaks to their lineups throughout the season, but sometimes it makes sense to make meaningful moves...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 8 months ago 3,594 reads 13 comments

  5. Latest Updates on the Top Prospects for the New York Rangers

    In August , I released a list of top New York Rangers prospects to watch for in the upcoming season. Four-and-a-half months later, it is a great time to take a look at these talented ...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 8 months ago 3,735 reads 12 comments

  6. Maligned NHL Players Proving Critics Wrong in 2014-15

    Every now and then, fans and critics are humbled when a player metaphorically feeds them humble pie. It is a dish best served cold, and some prefer it a la mode...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 9 months ago 12,516 reads 25 comments

  7. Players Detroit Red Wings Could Target to Bolster Roster

    The Detroit Red Wings have gotten off to a solid start to the season, but the team isn't perfect. In fact, no NHL team is perfect, and that is why NHL general managers are constantly busy looking for ways to improve the roster...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 9 months ago 2,092 reads 3 comments

  8. Stock Watch for Top Six Forwards for the New York Rangers

    Financial analysts monitor the Dow Jones and Nasdaq with a keen eye every day. I do the same with the New York Rangers...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 9 months ago 3,458 reads 5 comments

  9. 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 9 months ago 3,120 reads 11 comments

  10. 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 9 months ago 6,885 reads 12 comments

  11. 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 9 months ago 1,549 reads 8 comments

  12. 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 9 months ago 36,572 reads 81 comments

  13. 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 9 months ago 5,172 reads 15 comments

  14. 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 9 months ago 2,128 reads 3 comments

  15. 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 9 months ago 3,572 reads 15 comments

  16. 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 9 months ago 1,642 reads 4 comments

  17. 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 9 months ago 5,973 reads 6 comments

  18. 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 9 months ago 2,773 reads 18 comments

  19. 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 9 months ago 1,046 reads 0 comments

  20. 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 9 months ago 2,849 reads 9 comments

  21. 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 9 months ago 3,778 reads 5 comments

  22. 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 9 months ago 2,703 reads 10 comments

  23. 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 9 months ago 2,594 reads 18 comments

  24. 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 9 months ago 3,205 reads 18 comments

  25. 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 9 months ago 4,579 reads 11 comments