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Java on Ice: The NHL’s Most Underrated Defense

Java on Ice: The NHL’s Most Underrated Defense
Franklin Steele

| Java on Ice: 3.13.15 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 March 13, 2015.

Which NHL team has the most underrated defense? Sebastian Hedley-Noble makes his case for the Florida Panthers over at

Also from Andrew Bensch writes on Antti Niemi’s recent stretch of hot play.

Ten thoughts on the New York Islanders from

Has three-on-three overtime cut down on shootouts at the AHL level? took a dive into that question, and the results are interesting to say the least.

As good as Niemi has been recently, he hasn’t been alone in propelling the Sharks towards the postseason. The young guns have been chipping in as well. Check out Felix Chow’s post at

Some outstanding work from Benjamin Wendorf at have NHL players been getting progressively smaller since the last lockout? Read this. Seriously.

The St. Louis Blues’ blue line is about to get a boost. Trade deadline acquisition Zbynek Michalek is close to making his debut with the team, writes Andrew Allsman at

From Where do the Dallas Stars go from here? Michael Hatch looks at what the organization should do moving forward.

Could Ben Lovejoy be the missing piece for the Pittsburgh Penguins? Michael Pityk answers that question over at

Every NHL team’s top priority as the 2014-15 season winds down. From Lyle Richardson at

And now for your moment of Zen…

Thanks a lot for spending part of your day with us here at Today’s Slapshot. Feel like we missed a great post from elsewhere? Feel free to leave it in the comments and we’ll check it out!

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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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