Java On Ice

Java on Ice – Oilers are Historically Terrible and the Kings Need Change

Java on Ice – Oilers are Historically Terrible and the Kings Need Change
Franklin Steele

| 1.9.15 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 January 9, 2015.


Which teams have performed the worst at the draft since 2000? Lyle Richardson with an interesting post for

The Los Angeles Kings have struggled recently, and John Hoven from wants to see some lineup changes.

Speaking of the Kings (segue! segue!), Jason Lewis at believes that the team needs to add some speed to remain competitive.

From, an outstanding look at how all of the organization’s prospects have been performing lately.

April Reimer is awesome, and she deserves some kudos for her new Tweet Sweet campaign. Cyber bullying is totally out of hand (as anyone involved with hockey Twitter knows), and it’s awesome to see someone with Reimer’s visibility and background speak out.

Peter Kneulman breaks down the winners and losers from the OHL’s trade deadline for

The Buffalo Sabres went on a 13-game tear recently. Sadly, analytics show that it was more or less a mirage. From Jay Palansky at The Toronto Star.

Gord Miller went on TSN 690 recently and discussed what makes Montreal a unique hockey city. Some good insight into why the World Junior Championship attendance underwhelmed there.

We all know the Edmonton Oilers are in bad shape, but it’s staggering to see all the failure lined up in one place. That’s what Shane Sander did for, and it’s ugly.

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.

More in Java On Ice


Java on Ice: Gut-Check Time For the Islanders

Franklin SteeleMarch 18, 2015

Java on Ice: Will Hunter Bring Marner to the Maple Leafs?

Franklin SteeleMarch 16, 2015

Java on Ice: The NHL’s Most Underrated Defense

Franklin SteeleMarch 13, 2015

Java on Ice: Breaking Down Ovechkin’s Defensive Play

Franklin SteeleMarch 12, 2015

Java on Ice: Unseen Advantages of the Red Wings Way

Franklin SteeleMarch 11, 2015

Java on Ice: Gaudreau’s Homecoming Set to be Wild

Franklin SteeleFebruary 23, 2015

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

Franklin SteeleFebruary 21, 2015

Java on Ice: Is Penalty Killing More Important than Power Play Effectiveness?

Franklin SteeleFebruary 20, 2015

Java on Ice: Connor Murphy a Role Model for Youth Hockey in Ohio

Franklin SteeleFebruary 4, 2015


Slapshot on Facebook

Slapshot On Twitter

Copyright © 2014 Today’s Slapshot, All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use/Privacy | Copyright | Site Map | About Us | Authors | Contact Us