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Bring Me All Your Hockey .Gifs

A collection of funny, awesome hockey .gifs


A collection of funny, awesome hockey .gifs
Michael DeNicola submitted 28 days ago

Giroux Plants Geno, There Is Only Room for One "G"

We've seen Claude put Crosby on his ass before, but this time our 172-pound Ginger Gesus sent a towering lummox to the ice in uprooting fashion. 
We've seen Claude put Crosby on his ass before, but this time our 172-pound Ginger Gesus sent a towering lummox to the ice in uprooting
Michael DeNicola submitted 32 days ago

Interpreting What the Flyers "Need"

This will be short and sweet, but I wanted to make sure I documented this thought here on my blog. I want to be able to revisit it easily to either pat myself on the back, or aid myself in swallowing my foot with a tall glass of liquid-hindsight.
This will be short and sweet, but I wanted to make sure I documented this thought here on my blog. I want to be able to revisit it easily to
Michael DeNicola submitted 44 days ago

Armchair GMing on Trade Deadline Day: A Schmuck Blogger's Take

Even though I don't expect Philadelphia to transact a single trade between today and March 5th, it's still fun to play Armchair GM and give reasons for the wheeling & dealing you've done in your head.


Even though I don't expect Philadelphia to transact a single trade between today and March 5th, it's still fun to play Armchair GM and give
Michael DeNicola submitted 48 days ago

Turnovers Aren't Such a Bad Thing, the Battle of Interpretation

You cannot excuse performance metrics because of what you observe on the ice, just as you cannot excuse observations because of what someone's calculator computed.
You cannot excuse performance metrics because of what you observe on the ice, just as you cannot excuse observations because of what
Michael DeNicola submitted 72 days ago

Habits Aplenty, Every Shorthanded Goal Against the Flyers

I have gone back through our schedule and plucked the highlight of each lamp we allowed to be lit while we were on the man-advantage. Why? Because I hate myself. 
I have gone back through our schedule and plucked the highlight of each lamp we allowed to be lit while we were on the man-advantage. Why?
Michael DeNicola submitted 75 days ago

The Flyers Blueline; a Defense for our Defense

This defense isn't prone to turning the puck over. And as a team, Philadelphia is 21st in the NHL in giveaways. The problem lies up front with our forwards. What's that, you say? Our forwards do a horrendous job of protecting their defensemen.
This defense isn't prone to turning the puck over. And as a team, Philadelphia is 21st in the NHL in giveaways. The problem lies up front
Michael DeNicola submitted 93 days ago

Wilson's Charge, How Much Responsibility Belongs to Schenn?

A blood-curdling, bone-crunching, demolishing hit that sent Schenn awkwardly into the boards headfirst. Dazed and seemingly punch-drunk, Brayden was incapable of standing on his skates.


A blood-curdling, bone-crunching, demolishing hit that sent Schenn awkwardly into the boards headfirst. Dazed and seemingly punch-drunk,
Michael DeNicola submitted 120 days ago

Overachieving in a Mediocre Metropolitan -- Is it a Problem?

There are some who'd rather see their team tank now, acquire the higher Draft picks in bunches, and presumably begin accomplishing the path to the almighty Stanley Cup. I'm here to debunk that terrible mentality. 


There are some who'd rather see their team tank now, acquire the higher Draft picks in bunches, and presumably begin accomplishing the path
Michael DeNicola submitted 132 days ago

The Definition of 'Irony': Flyers Shopping Luke Schenn for Offense?

Now, getting to the meat & potatoes of this discussion, it shouldn't surprise anyone that the Flyers are "vigorously shopping" Luke Schenn.
Now, getting to the meat & potatoes of this discussion, it shouldn't surprise anyone that the Flyers are "vigorously shopping" Luke
Michael DeNicola submitted 156 days ago

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