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Java on Ice – Shaw Knows He Must Improve and Home College Teams Tend to Pad Stats

Java on Ice – Shaw Knows He Must Improve and Home College Teams Tend to Pad Stats
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 19, 2015.


Just a few weeks ago, no one cared about the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild squaring off. Fletcher Keel at notices that this is one of the more interesting matchups on the dockett now though.

Andrew Shaw of the Chicago Blackhawks was glued to the bench during Sunday’s game against the Dallas Stars. Tracey Myers breaks down the struggling forward for

The Washington Capitals are playing well for Barry Trotz, but the veteran coach believes his team is still a piece or two away from contending. From Alex Prewitt at The Washington Post.

How did Rick Nash revitilize his career this season? Nicholas J. Cotsonika with a great post on the New York Rangers forward for Yahoo! sports.

The Philadelphia Flyers didn’t look like they belonged in the same league as the New York Islanders during Monday’s matinee contest. Sam Carchidi has the details for

Pavel Zacha hasn’t been able to get much of anything going for the Sarnia Sting this year. He’s now set to miss time with an injury, which Terry Bridge wrote about for

What kind of effect will the declining Canadian dollar have on teams in Canada? Lyle Richardson with an outstanding post for

Do home college teams tend to pad their squad’s shooting statistics? Ryan Lambert asked that very question at and came away with some interesting information.

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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