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Java on Ice: How Players Prepare for NHL Stadium Series Games

Java on Ice: How Players Prepare for NHL Stadium Series Games
Franklin Steele

| 2.21.15 Edition |

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 February 21, 2015.

Fluto Shinzawa of The Boston Globe breaks down the tenuous situation Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli is facing as the possibility of missing the postseason looms.

The Wild Card race between the Bruins and Florida Panthers has gained a lot of attention over the last week, but those two teams aren’t alone. Mark Scheig over at doesn’t think you should sleep on the Columbus Blue Jackets down the stretch.

Also from the fine folks over at Ryan Szporer wonders if it’s time for the Montreal Canadiens to panic.

A really interesting look at how players prepare for outdoor hockey games. This from the official website of the L.A. Kings and Jon Rosen.

Can the Pittsburgh Penguins rebound like they did back in 2009? That’s what Sonny Sachdeva tackled over at

Tonight’s Stadium Series contest between the San Jose Sharks and Kings might be the most meaningful outdoor game that has been played. Great stuff from David Pollak over at The San Jose Mercury News.

The Philadelphia Flyers and Nashville Predators played an afternoon game today, and Andrew Devitt of likes what he saw from Philly’s lines.

Peter Laviolette appreciated the warm welcome he received from Flyers fans today as well. Sarah Baicker has the story for

Some must-read material from Pete Weber over on the official site of the Predators as he recalls his Buffalo sports memories.

And now for your moment of Zen…

Thanks a lot for spending part of your day with us here at Today’s Slapshot. Follow us on Twitter (@TodaysSlapshot) and ‘like’ us on Facebook for relentless hockey content. Feel like we missed a great post from elsewhere? Feel free to leave it in the comments and we’ll check it out!

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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