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Java on Ice: NHL Must-Reads for June 7

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Every day we’re going to do our absolute best to bring you the top NHL reads from around the web.

Sometimes we’ll pull from larger sites like, but for the most part the goal will be to sort through dozens of posts from more mid-range sites so you can see some things that maybe wouldn’t have made it onto your radar normally. If you like what these sites do then give them a follow on Facebook or Twitter, and share the content that you love!

Hockey fans make up one of the best communities around, and in a lot of ways, we’re all in it together.

Without further delay… your top posts for June 7, 2015.

Some good Toronto Maple Leafs stuff today. Ryan Fancey writes on the team not being afraid to move their fourth-overall pick to stock up at the upcoming draft.

We might have shared this post from already, but just in case we haven’t… check out their excellent interview with prospect Noah Hanifin.

Hanifin also is keeping a blog about the draft combine over at It’s worth checking out.

Speaking of the Combine, Mark Scheig shares his three takeaways from Friday’s session for

Speaking of prospects (segue! segue!)… Scott Wheeler did an excellent breakdown of the 2015 NHL draft class. He took the draft rankings from a number of high-end sources, and then averaged them out. Find his findings (?) over at

No segues for this one, but Kenny MacMillan shares his thoughts on what it will take for the Calgary Flames to re-sign Mikael Backlund.

Brendan Ross doing his (outstanding thing) over at Dobber Prospects. The first edition of his “Prospect Rambling” recently came out and it’s worth the read even if you’re not a fantasy hockey player.

Ty Anderson looks at what Dougie Hamilton will be asking for as an RFA. Would it make sense for the Boston Bruins to pay him $6-7 million now instead of $9 million later?

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are supposed to be gamers. They haven’t been in the Stanley Cup Final, and the Chicago Blackhawks need more from the duo. From Jonathan Willis at

Interesting post from Travis Hughes at about how well the Philadelphia Flyers are paying new head coach Dave Hakstol.

Who would have won the Stanley Cup had a lockout not consumed the 2005 season? Great post from Chuck Mule at

And now for your moment of Zen…

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