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Java on Ice – Quick’s Struggles Overblown and Maple Leafs Sweater Throwers Banned

Java on Ice – Quick’s Struggles Overblown and Maple Leafs Sweater Throwers Banned
Franklin Steele

| 1.20.15 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 20, 2015.


It takes a big man to admit his mistakes. Especially when that mistake is trading away Filip Forsberg for Martin Erat. From Ian McLaren at

Jonathan Toews is a one-of-a-kind player for the Chicago Blackhawks. Carson Shields at explains why.

Some outstanding fantasy hockey tips from Scott Cullen at It’s not all bad for the Toronto Maple Leafs, right?

Speaking of the Maple Leafs, those folks that were chucking sweaters out onto the ice last night? They were given tickets by the Toronto Police and banned from games for a year. From Mike Halford at

Can the New York Islanders really count on Chad Johnson as the team’s backup? From Rich Dias-Rodrigues at

Some good news for Montreal Canadiens fans: it looks like Carey Price is healthy and ready to start against the Nashville Predators. From

The KHL doesn’t get a lot of coverage in North America, but there are five former NHL players that are playing quite well in the Europeans league. Another great post from, via Craig Hagerman.

Which trades were the worst of the last decade? Lyle Richardson takes a stab at that question for

The Boston Bruins and Dallas Stars play tonight. Guess what every talking head on every station will be talking about. turns the Tyler Seguin trade into a fun bingo game, which may or may not lend itself well to a drinking game as well.

There’s been a lot of talk about Jonathan Quick’s “offseason” for the L.A. Kings. Sheng Peng at isn’t buying that talk though.

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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