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Author: Michael DeNicola


I Made A Dumb Hockey Tweet

Earlier today, the Arizona Coyotes and the Florida Panthers made a trade, and I said something dumb.


Earlier today, the Arizona Coyotes and the Florida Panthers made a trade, and I said something dumb.
Michael DeNicola submitted 99 days ago

What Really Is "NHL-readiness"?

I'm ready to see our future suit up in a uniform sooner than later, I assure you. But at the same time, I find the value in Hextall's patient approach.


I'm ready to see our future suit up in a uniform sooner than later, I assure you. But at the same time, I find the value in Hextall's
Michael DeNicola submitted 100 days ago

Medium- and High-Danger Shots on Neuvirth & Mason

It’s one thing to allow a shot from the perimeter or from a bad angle, but it’s entirely another if the bid comes within close proximity to our goalie. As they say—“All shots aren’t created equal.”
It’s one thing to allow a shot from the perimeter or from a bad angle, but it’s entirely another if the bid comes within close
Michael DeNicola submitted 105 days ago

Jake Isn't Getting Paid for "One Great Season"

Jake Isn't Getting Paid for "One Great Season"
Jake Isn't Getting Paid for "One Great Season"
Michael DeNicola submitted 141 days ago

My Case Against Giving Schenn Big Term, Big Salary

Bottom line, I want Schenn on this team. He's an asset, I would never say he isn't. But he's a pretty good scoring-line winger on a pretty average hockey team.
Bottom line, I want Schenn on this team. He's an asset, I would never say he isn't. But he's a pretty good scoring-line winger on a pretty
Michael DeNicola submitted 142 days ago

Possibly More Help From Overseas?

This may be an option (again) if Hextall wants to improve scoring, stretch a dollar and keep a tight squeeze on our assets. 


This may be an option (again) if Hextall wants to improve scoring, stretch a dollar and keep a tight squeeze on our assets. 
Michael DeNicola submitted 204 days ago

Now Might Be The Time to Move Matt Read

And at age 29 (turns 30 in June), nothing tells me that Read will deliver anything close to a 20 goal, 40 point season again. But as I mentioned before, Read is still an asset.


And at age 29 (turns 30 in June), nothing tells me that Read will deliver anything close to a 20 goal, 40 point season again. But as I
Michael DeNicola submitted 205 days ago

Twitter Convo: Jake Voracek

Even in a system governed by the forecheck, Jake hasn't lost his ability to carry & control possession into the offensive zone and develop a high volume of scoring chances


Even in a system governed by the forecheck, Jake hasn't lost his ability to carry & control possession into the offensive zone and
Michael DeNicola submitted 247 days ago

The Plus/Minus Rating is Garbage, Stop Using It

Any piece of data that leads to a hundred more questions than answers is not a useful piece of data. 
Any piece of data that leads to a hundred more questions than answers is not a useful piece of data. 
Michael DeNicola submitted 273 days ago

So Why Isn't Ghost A Forward?

His agility, blended with every other attribute, is advantageous to our whole system as a defenseman
His agility, blended with every other attribute, is advantageous to our whole system as a defenseman
Michael DeNicola submitted 288 days ago

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