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Author: Michael DeNicola


Gostisbehere On Pace To Reach Historical Achievement

Either way you slice this, Shayne Gostisbehere is putting together a historical rookie campaign. 
Either way you slice this, Shayne Gostisbehere is putting together a historical rookie campaign. 
Michael DeNicola submitted 4 days ago

Morning Tweets: Flyers PK and PP Must Be Primary Focus of Improvement

We're 5-points outside of a Wild Card position, and our bland special teams have a lot to do with the difference between us contending and hovering outside looking in.


We're 5-points outside of a Wild Card position, and our bland special teams have a lot to do with the difference between us contending and
Michael DeNicola submitted 11 days ago

Flyers Probably Won't Trade Streit This Season

If the Flyers do have interest in moving Mark Streit, then the likelihood is definitely higher for next season when contract retention is available, a percentage of salary money has already been paid, and he’s on the final year of his contract. 
If the Flyers do have interest in moving Mark Streit, then the likelihood is definitely higher for next season when contract retention is
Michael DeNicola submitted 31 days ago

Keep a Ghostly eye on December 27th

If there is one General Manager in this League with big enough balls to cut a playmaker without breaking a sweat, it's Ron Hextall.
If there is one General Manager in this League with big enough balls to cut a playmaker without breaking a sweat, it's Ron Hextall.
Michael DeNicola submitted 54 days ago

Claude Giroux is as durable as he is consistent in scoring

I have become obsessed with shoving Claude Giroux's statistics down the throats of his naysayers and skeptics.
I have become obsessed with shoving Claude Giroux's statistics down the throats of his naysayers and skeptics.
Michael DeNicola submitted 64 days ago

The Concern About Wasting Giroux's Prime Years Has Writers & Fans Buzzing

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.
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.
Michael DeNicola submitted 91 days ago

NHL Scoring Has Been on a 30 Year Slide, And No One Wants To Talk About It

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.


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
Michael DeNicola submitted 93 days ago

30th Anniversary of Pelle's Death: A Time for Honorable Remembrance & Awareness

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. 
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
Michael DeNicola submitted 94 days ago

Eliminating Bias; How Often Do Our Scorers Score?

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. 
None of this data provides much context such as our struggle on the blueline, strength of schedule, injuries impacting chemistry, time spent
Michael DeNicola submitted 119 days ago

Hextall Won't "Reinvent" History When It Comes to Prospects & NHL-readiness

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.


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
Michael DeNicola submitted 151 days ago

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