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Java on Ice: NHL Must-Reads for June 9

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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 NHL.com, 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 9, 2015.


Jonathan Willis writes that while Andrew Ference has been a good pro for the Edmonton Oilers, he’s no longer a fit for the team. His post from The Edmonton Journal.

The Boston Bruins aren’t going to be able to re-sign Carl Soderberg, and Thomas Drance wonders if he’d be a good fit for the Vancouver Canucks. His column from CanucksArmy.com.

Much has been made about Ben Bishop’s struggles with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. Sean McIndoe wants to remind you that this isn’t an unprecedented situation. From Grantland.com.

News that the Toronto Maple Leafs would be willing to trade down at the NHL draft has set off a firestorm of speculation. Kurt R. wonders if the Philadelphia Flyers should consider moving up into the top tier of players, and writes on that over at BroadstreetHockey.com.

The Ottawa Senators have a crowded crease now, and Moe Omer  at TheHockeyGuys.net writes that the team must get any forthcoming moves right. Especially when it comes to Robin Lehner.

Ryan Wilson with strong stuff at HockeyBuzz.com like usual: if it turns out that the Oilers aren’t keeping Derek Roy, would he be a good fit for the Pittsburgh Penguins?

Interesting goaltending situation developing with the Arizona Coyotes. Mike Smith is going to be their top guy for a while, but could Louis Domingue be the No. 2 the team needs? Brendan Porter shares his thoughts at FiveForHowling.com.

Remember how goalie drama was all the rage for the Canucks when Roberto Luongo was is town? Isaac Smith writes that the Detroit Red Wings need to avoid a similar situation with Jimmy Howard and Petr Mrazek. From Bleacher Report.com.

Interesting post from Andrew Bensch at TheHockeyWriters.com: five NHL players that should be captains, but aren’t.

Mitch Marner is hoping that Mark Hunter of the Toronto Maple Leafs takes another chance on him at the upcoming draft. From Angelo Montilla at TheLeafsNation.com.

And now for your moment of Zen…

Thanks a lot for spending part of your day with us here at Today’s Slapshot. Feel like we missed a great post from elsewhere? Feel free to leave it in the comments and we’ll check it out! Or email us your link at [email protected]

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