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Author: Michael DeNicola


Flyers, Hextall Don't Make YAHOO! Sports' Top 10 Trade Deadline Teams

But when the Fire Sale was not an option to Hextall, the protracted value he brought back on the Coburn and Timonen deals blew a huge wind of fresh air through the tight, fiscal corridors of our organization.
But when the Fire Sale was not an option to Hextall, the protracted value he brought back on the Coburn and Timonen deals blew a huge wind
Michael DeNicola submitted 2 days ago

Midway Through the Season, Voracek Should Be Leading the Hart Memorial Race

There is no other player in the National Hockey League who's more valuable to a group of teammates than Jakub Voracek is to the Philadelphia Flyers. 


There is no other player in the National Hockey League who's more valuable to a group of teammates than Jakub Voracek is to the Philadelphia
Michael DeNicola submitted 51 days ago

Quick Shift: More Forechecking, Less Defensive Zone Dependency

We have to create more offensive chances for ourselves; and since virtually none of which can be contributed to by our defensive situations, I believe we'll have to rely heavily on the forecheck. 
We have to create more offensive chances for ourselves; and since virtually none of which can be contributed to by our defensive situations,
Michael DeNicola submitted 56 days ago

Hextall's State of the Flyers

We're two games from the midway point of the 2014-15 season; our record is 14 - 18 - 7 (35 points); we're 10-points outside of a Wild Card position, 12-points from 3rd Seed in the Metropolitan Division; our points percentage (0.449) is the lowest it has been since the '06-07 campaign (0.341); and we have 43 games left to turn things around.
We're two games from the midway point of the 2014-15 season; our record is 14 - 18 - 7 (35 points); we're 10-points outside of a Wild Card
Michael DeNicola submitted 58 days ago

Quick Shift: Berube's Excuses to Scratch MDZ Have Expired

We don't know if Del Zotto is a future piece to this defense. But one thing is certain: we won't know unless he's given a legitimate chance.


We don't know if Del Zotto is a future piece to this defense. But one thing is certain: we won't know unless he's given a legitimate chance.
Michael DeNicola submitted 64 days ago

Fake Carchidi for Twitter President, Parody Account Goes on a Great Tangent

The account's administrator is cloaked in anonymity, so whoever you are, if you're reading this, I extend an enormous amount of kudos. You're one funny sumbitch, and moments like last night are what truly broaden the entertainment value.
The account's administrator is cloaked in anonymity, so whoever you are, if you're reading this, I extend an enormous amount of kudos.
Michael DeNicola submitted 105 days ago

Make Way For Contract Extensions, Ya Sumbitch!

There's nothing we can do about the salary cap. It has been here for a decade, and it's here to stay. However, with a little creative thinking and cap manipulation, Ron Hextall has set us up for some very innovative implementation.


There's nothing we can do about the salary cap. It has been here for a decade, and it's here to stay. However, with a little creative
Michael DeNicola submitted 107 days ago

Internal Politics is Costing Us the Fight For Chemistry

If our staff is so damn adamant in finding team chemistry, then why does it tear down whatever little we have in the name of a black sheep?
If our staff is so damn adamant in finding team chemistry, then why does it tear down whatever little we have in the name of a black sheep?
Michael DeNicola submitted 120 days ago

Philadelphia Union, Flyers, Sixers, Eagles and Phillies Go On the Twitter Powerplay

All I know is, earlier today, one hell of a Twitter thread went down between the five major franchises located in the City of Brotherly Love...
All I know is, earlier today, one hell of a Twitter thread went down between the five major franchises located in the City of Brotherly
Michael DeNicola submitted 121 days ago

Development & Timing, Patience Vs Baptism by Fire

Development & Timing, Patience Vs Baptism by Fire
Development & Timing, Patience Vs Baptism by Fire
Michael DeNicola submitted 124 days ago

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