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The Concern About Wasting Giroux's Prime Years Has Writers & Fans Buzzing
Written by: Michael DeNicola
Friday, November 13, 2015 2:22:00 PM

If Ron Hextall thinks he can make this team a Cup contender within the next 3 - 5 years, he'll need Claude Giroux to drive that goal.Continue Reading ...

NHL Scoring Has Been on a 30 Year Slide, And No One Wants To Talk About It
Written by: Michael DeNicola
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 11:44:00 AM

The game's different today. Players aren't scoring like they used to. But that doesn't mean today's NHL is lesser quality than what it once was.

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30th Anniversary of Pelle's Death: A Time for Honorable Remembrance & Awareness
Written by: Michael DeNicola
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 10:48:58 AM

In the end, we learn from our mistakes and grow from them. Unfortunately Pelle had to pay for one with his life. Let today and tomorrow share both honorable remembrance and awareness. Continue Reading ...

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Eliminating Bias; How Often Do Our Scorers Score?
Written by: Michael DeNicola
Friday, October 16, 2015 1:05:00 PM

None of this data provides much context such as our struggle on the blueline, strength of schedule, injuries impacting chemistry, time spent defending possession in our own zone, time devoted to killing penalties, or anything else of substance that exists outside the walls of a calculator. Not one player on that list is defined by his percentage, or any figure on that table. One coach, one system, even one player-change could alter the course of that table in an instant. Continue Reading ...

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Hextall Won't "Reinvent" History When It Comes to Prospects & NHL-readiness
Written by: Michael DeNicola
Monday, September 14, 2015 1:25:00 PM

At the end of the day I'd be surprised to see one of these defensive prospects make the roster outta the chute. Given the context of our system and the people in it, we're close... but not there just yet.

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My Quick Rebuttal to the "Expansion Dilutes Talent" Argument
Written by: Michael DeNicola
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 5:04:00 PM

To me, Expansion doesn't mean "diluted talent pools". It means more opportunity to discover tremendous hidden talents out there.Continue Reading ...

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