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Java on Ice – Hertl on San Jose’s Fourth Line and the Worst All-Stars of All Time

Java on Ice – Hertl on San Jose’s Fourth Line and the Worst All-Stars of All Time
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 15, 2015.

We’re with Mike Majeski of on this one: knock it off with the “empty seat” photos.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are playing better defensively since Randy Carlyle was fired, but that hasn’t translated into wins. According to Michael Traikos of The National Post, that has flustered the Leafs a bit.

Can the Minnesota Wild turn their season around by downing the Buffalo Sabres? Bill Hope from has an interesting take.

From Andrew Allsman at Martin Brodeur has taken a week off from the St. Louis Blues to contemplate his future in the sport.

Can Tomas Hertl on the fourth line ignite some offense for the San Jose Sharks? Andrew Bensch weighs in for

A few great fantasy hockey posts. Evan Sporer broke down how each goalie performs against various qualities of competition.

Should you jump on the David Pastrnak bandwagon from a fantasy hockey perspective? An excellent take from Dobber.

Jaroslav Halak as been named to the All-Star game to replace Jimmy Howard. Marc-Andre Fleury is in for Pekka Rinne.

Sean McIndoe looks at the most ridiculous All-Star game participants in NHL history for

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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