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The Pros of the Evander Kane-Flyers Speculation

Hextall is playing a strategic game of chess rather than going all in with a hand of potential Wild Cards. He's expressing interest with limits, and it's more than refreshing to think about.
Hextall is playing a strategic game of chess rather than going all in with a hand of potential Wild Cards. He's expressing interest with
Michael DeNicola submitted 3 years 80 days ago

OBP And Our ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Orange and Black Pack gets wet with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!


Orange and Black Pack gets wet with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
Michael DeNicola submitted 3 years 121 days ago

Strengthening Our Forward Depth from a Possession Standpoint

If possession is a result, and becomes a universal strength of the Flyers in the 2014-15 tour, then theoretically... not one of these forward lines is constrained to situational play.
If possession is a result, and becomes a universal strength of the Flyers in the 2014-15 tour, then theoretically... not one of these
Michael DeNicola submitted 3 years 132 days ago

Chris Higgins, Under the Radar Trade Candidate

If you want to bump Matt Read up into the Top 6 permanently, then we have to find his Line 3 replacement, and it begins by looking outside the Flyers dressing room.


If you want to bump Matt Read up into the Top 6 permanently, then we have to find his Line 3 replacement, and it begins by looking outside
Michael DeNicola submitted 3 years 180 days ago

Matt Read, The Orange Prophet

Sean Couturier and Matt Read are rising faster than my mind could possibly comprehend. Bolster that pairing and give them the opportunities they statistically deserve, and you will discover a nuclear submarine to this orange Naval fleet. 
Sean Couturier and Matt Read are rising faster than my mind could possibly comprehend. Bolster that pairing and give them the opportunities
Michael DeNicola submitted 3 years 184 days ago

Is Wayne Simmonds One of the Best NHL Power Forwards, or Simply A Power Play Specialist?

Although Wayne's even-strength (ES) points/game average has gone from 0.36 in LA to 0.41 points in Philadelphia, he is still only pacing 34 ES points from a Line 2, RW role. That's hardly Top 6 production on 5v5. 
Although Wayne's even-strength (ES) points/game average has gone from 0.36 in LA to 0.41 points in Philadelphia, he is still only pacing 34
Michael DeNicola submitted 3 years 185 days ago

David Perron; Low Risk, High Reward Trade Candidate

My aim is to acquire a 50+ point forward who is relatively young, has NHL experience, and brings bigger bang for the buck. David Perron harnesses all of these traits.


My aim is to acquire a 50+ point forward who is relatively young, has NHL experience, and brings bigger bang for the buck. David Perron
Michael DeNicola submitted 3 years 187 days ago

Flyers 2014 Offseason: What If Hextall Does...... Nothing?

Big contract extensions are kicking in next League Year; namely Claude Giroux and Andrew MacDonald who are making quantum leaps in average annual value. If Brayden Schenn's extension is something like $3.1mm leaning against the salary cap, then we're coming in a hair shy of the floodmark.
Big contract extensions are kicking in next League Year; namely Claude Giroux and Andrew MacDonald who are making quantum leaps in average
Michael DeNicola submitted 3 years 206 days ago

So... Mason Raymond is a UFA this Summer

If this team doesn't get its Bobby Orr or Wayne Gretzky this summer, don't play a game of Russian Roulette just yet. We've got a general manager who is seemingly pro-patience, and has bought into our core players. Tiny additions like Mason Raymond often prove to be the brilliant sleeper move.


If this team doesn't get its Bobby Orr or Wayne Gretzky this summer, don't play a game of Russian Roulette just yet. We've got a general
Michael DeNicola submitted 3 years 212 days ago

A Short & Sweet Letter to 97.5FM's Mike Gill About Claude Giroux

If you want to draw a Playoff comparison between a goal-scorer (Kane) and a playmaker (Giroux), and act like it's that cut & dry, be my guest; enjoy your coloring books.
If you want to draw a Playoff comparison between a goal-scorer (Kane) and a playmaker (Giroux), and act like it's that cut & dry, be my
Michael DeNicola submitted 3 years 223 days ago

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