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Author: Michael DeNicola


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 37 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 63 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 78 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 88 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 95 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 115 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 137 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 147 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 175 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 177 days ago

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