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Author: Michael DeNicola


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 14 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 15 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 77 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 78 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 120 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 146 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 161 days ago

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 171 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 178 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 198 days ago

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