Shawn Reznik Shawn Reznik | @ShawnTHW

Shawn started at The Hockey Writers in 2011 covering junior hockey/NCAA/European leagues for the site. In 2013, he became the Lead Writer for the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Recent Articles by Shawn

(Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

Dear Hextall: Say No To Taylor Hall

Taylor Hall is the shiny new toy that everyone wants for Christmas. Darren Dreger first reported earlier today on TSN 1050 the idea of Taylor Hall being a piece the […]

Vinny Lecavalier [photo: Amy Irvin]

Is It Worth It To Trade Vincent Lecavalier?

It’s been anything but sunshine and rainbows for Vincent Lecavalier. The 34-year old signed a 5-year, $22.5M contract in 2013 and has now been benched for the last five games – […]

by · December 14, 2014 · 13 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
(Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

NHL Shootouts Must Die

It’s a bold statement. The NHL shootout has been the bane of hockey purists since its inception after the ’04-’05 lockout. It was meant to add an element of excitement […]

by · December 8, 2014 · 2 comments · News/Commentary
[photo: Misha Vaksman]

Craig Berube’s Job Is Safe

Amidst the losing, lack of cohesiveness, and the dwindling effort game in and game out, fans of the Philadelphia Flyers are looking to point their fingers at the a guilty […]

by · December 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
Vinny Lecavalier [photo: Amy Irvin]

Flyers Management Needs To Swallow Their Pride And Bench Players

In Greek plays ‘hubris’ is a character flaw usually punishable by the Gods. In the past few seasons, the Flyers management have been prideful in signing free agents to outrageous contracts […]

by · November 29, 2014 · 4 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
Jason Akeson [photo: Amy Irvin]

Come on, Chief! Give Jason Akeson A Shot!

Here are two quotes by Flyers’ head coach Craig Berube: 4/13/2014: “Well, he’s a heads up player.  He’s got skill and he has composure with the puck.  He’s a skill guy […]

by · November 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
Thomas Welsh [Brock University]

Thomas Welsh Gets A 2nd Chance With The Kitchener Rangers

Thomas Welsh has taken the road less traveled over the past four years. After playing two seasons in Prep School and being drafted in the 5th round of the OHL […]

by · November 23, 2014 · 0 comments · OHL
Kevin Klein was asked to prom by Rachel Greenstein and accepted.

NYR’s Kevin Klein Gets Asked To Prom And Accepts

Celebrities get asked to prom all the time. The ones that don’t get publicized frequently are the professional athletes (who just might get more requests than anyone else). Since his days […]

by · November 22, 2014 · 2 comments · New York Rangers
Gary Bettman will soon have to make a decision about the Coyotes (Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE)

What the NFL’s DEA Investigation Could Potentially Mean For The NHL

The National Football League can’t catch a break. From Ray Rice, to Adrain Peterson, to a slew of arrests over the past few years, the league has seen better days. […]

by · November 19, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
Scott Hartnell (#43) and RJ Umberger (#18) faceoff against each other. [photo: Amy Irvin]

The Hartnell Trade Is Still Better Than You Think

“In the long run men hit only what they aim at.” – Henry David Thoreau  Given the recent play of RJ Umberger and Scott Hartnell I know this isn’t the […]

by · November 17, 2014 · 7 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

THW’s Power Rankings: Week 3

The hockey community was shaken this week by the events that took place in Ottawa. It hit home to many hockey players who played with heavy hearts. Nonetheless, hockey continued, teams […]

by · October 27, 2014 · 3 comments · Power Rankings
Tyler Toffoli has had a torrid November, making him a hard to ignore option in most fantasy formats. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

THW’s Power Rankings: Week 2

I’ll admit I was a bit trigger happy with last week’s rankings. I focused too much on standings and records instead of how well teams actually played. A new week […]

by · October 20, 2014 · 1 comment · Power Rankings