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Java on Ice: Bruins Hit Rock Bottom, Ouellet Has Earned Spot with Red Wings

Java on Ice: Bruins Hit Rock Bottom, Ouellet Has Earned Spot with Red Wings
Franklin Steele

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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 January 5, 2015.


From, there are a number of obstacles standing between hockey fans and World Cup action.

Michael Russo from The Minnesota Star Tribune takes on a difficult subject: Zach Parise’s father has been fighting a tough battle with cancer. Our thoughts go out to the Parise family and we wish J.P. the best.

James Mirtle breaks down Canada’s excellence when it comes to producing NHL prospects. The 2015 WJC has only highlighted his points.

At, Ty Anderson believes that the Boston Bruins have finally hit rock bottom.

The Russians have been pretty feisty at the WJC tourney so far. Not surprisingly, Canada is looking to get tough with their Gold medal opponents. Kristina Rutherford has the latest for

The IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship kicks off today.

In Pittsburgh, the Penguins have had a truly weird week. Patrick Grubbs at looks at the last seven days for the Pens.

At, Peter Fish believes that Xavier Ouellet has earned a permanent spot with the Detroit Red Wings.

And now for your moment of Zen…

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Java On Ice
Franklin Steele

Franklin Steele has been watching and playing hockey since the age of six. He’s written for a variety of NHL websites around the web, and now is the director of content and growth for A lot of folks say they are living the dream sarcastically. He is not among them. Feel free to email him or Tweet at him with any questions, comments or concerns.

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