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Java on Ice: Gut-Check Time For the Islanders

Java on Ice: Gut-Check Time For the Islanders
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 March 18, 2015.

How have the Winnipeg Jets performed since losing Bryan Little and Dustin Byfuglien? Garret Hohl takes a look for

If anyone can relate to Andrew Hammond and his meteoric rise to fame, it’s Patrick Lalime. Great stuff from Ian Mendes at

NHL General Managers are meeting in Florida and discussing a variety of rule changes, including 3-on-3 overtime and adjustments to the puck-over-glass delay of game rule. The NHLPA would need to approve of any shifts, and Katie Strang has the story on that progress.

Which forward in the NHL is the biggest goal scoring bargain? The answer might surprise you, and Luke Fox has it over at

Shane Doan had some interesting things to say about the state of the Arizona Coyotes. John Hoven of with the comments.

Strong stuff from Daniel Friedman for CBS New York. The New York Islanders have hit a wall, but it’s time for them to figure out how to grow up and climb over it.

A fantastic Q and A between Mark Scheig of and Connor McDavid.

The Calgary Flames have a bit of an issue on their hands with Emile Poirier. The team isn’t playing him in the NHL or AHL, and that’s an issue for his development. From

What will the first round of the 2015 NHL draft look like for the St. Louis Blues? Kate Cimini takes a stab at it for

An excellent breakdown of the New Jersey Devils and their defensive pairings. From John Fischer at

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!

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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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