How Good was Jordan Weal Last Spring?

By Marc Naples (@Superscrub47) Pretty much every Flyers fan was relieved with the news that the Flyers re-signed Jordan Weal. The details of the signing seem just about right, at two years with a cap hit of $1.75 million per season. This is enough to give Weal a chance to prove himself after being stuck […]

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Pens’ Victory Not a Repudiation of Analytics

By Marc Naples (@SuperScrub47) As is tradition, the NHL offseason is a time for taking a step back and evaluating all things about the NHL with a little perspective. One of those things inevitably debated is the usefulness of advanced stats, or analytics. This is the most interesting debate to me, as it’s nerds doing […]

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NHL Offside Video Reviews are Indefensibly Stupid

For every issue, it’s always important to hear out both sides of an argument. Sometimes, however, one side of an argument is so bad that it’s simply indefensible. The NHL offside video review process is one of those arguments. All hockey fans were reminded of this quirky NHL practice in Stanley Cup Finals Game 1. […]

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Filppula Unlikely to Change Much for Flyers

The biggest move the Philadelphia Flyers made on the trade deadline this spring was moving Mark Streit to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Valtteri Filppula and two minor picks. My initial reaction is that it was not much of a return. Filppula was a player who Tampa couldn’t give away last season, and the picks were […]

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Crossing the Finish Line

It’s been pretty clear for a few weeks that the Philadelphia Flyers were not going to be participating in the 2017 NHL playoffs. They were only technically eliminated in the final stretch of games, but it’s been mission impossible for several weeks. Regardless of playoff chances, there were still games to play out. The biggest source […]

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Anatomy of a Sophomore Slump

Shayne Gostisbehere had a pretty magical rookie season. Ghost assaulted the records for rookie and defensemen points streaks, not too mention all those OT goals he scored. At the end of the season, he finished with a phenomenal line of 46 points in 64 games. He even had a 100% faceoff win rate (1/1)! To put it […]

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