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Java on Ice – Unpredictable NHL Goalies, Examining Blues’ Scorching Power Play

Java on Ice – Unpredictable NHL Goalies, Examining Blues’ Scorching Power Play
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 12, 2015.

Which NHL goalies are the toughest to predict on a nightly basis? Adam Gretz examines what he calls volatile starts for

Jeff Ponder examines what has made the St. Louis Blues’ power play so efficient lately. For

Get to know the officials that will call all three of tonight’s NHL contests at

Remember Mike Komisarek? He’s returned to U-M to finish up his degree and to help out with the school’s hockey program. George Staple from The Detroit Free Press has the details.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled William Nylander from MODO and it appears that they’ll assign the 2014 first-round pick to the AHL. Ryan Kennedy analyzes the move for The Hockey News.

Gordie Howe recently received stem cell treatment in Mexico, and it’s being reported that he’s seen significant recovery since then.

Who are the top Halifax Moosehead players of all time? Chris Cochrane takes a stab at it for The Chronicle Herald.

Why a Phil Kessel trade would haunt the Maple Leafs for years. From Tommy Stamadianos at

Ryan Wilson at with his usual calm and collected take, this time on the Justin Williams for Paul Martin rumor.

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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