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Java on Ice: Unseen Advantages of the Red Wings Way

Java on Ice: Unseen Advantages of the Red Wings Way
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 NHL.com, 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 11, 2015.


We all know that the Detroit Red Wings are one of the NHL’s model clubs. There’s more than meets the eye with the “Red Wings way” though, writes Joseph Cadabes for AlongTheBoards.ca.

How has Teuvo Teravainen performed for the Chicago Blackhawks from an enhanced stats perspective? Melissa Peterson tackled that question for BlackhawkUp.com.

  • Give the team over at BlackhawkUp a follow on Twitter as well. They always have good stuff.

There’s a ton of buzz this morning surrounding Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs. For a sober look at the situation, we turn to James Mirtle at The Toronto Globe and Mail.

NHL equipment managers don’t get much time in the spotlight. Mike Poepping from TheHockeyWriters.com tries to change that by catching up with Chad O’Neil of the St. Louis Blues.

Sam Kasan with an outstanding look at the evolution of the Pittsburgh Penguins and their new-found focus on defense under head coach Mike Johnston. From the team’s official site.

There’s virtually no chance that Antoine Vermette will be able to re-sign with the Blackhawks this summer. He’s a rental, through and through, but that doesn’t mean he’s not in it to win it. Great post from Chris Kuc at The Chicago Tribune.

Not a hockey story, but this post from Sarah Kogod on Atlanta Hawks organist Sir Foster is outstanding nonetheless. From SBNation.com.

Kate Cimini on Jaden Schwartz’s apparent mastery of the Winnipeg Jets. He was outstanding for the Blues last night and seemed to be everywhere at once.

The Edmonton Oilers haven’t done a great job of easing young players into roles at the NHL level. Oscar Klefbom has been a victim of this approach all season long. David Staples writes on the defenseman’s up-and-down season for The Edmonton Journal.

Steve Mason wasn’t particularly happy with how the Philadelphia Flyers played in front of him last night. Check out his pointed comments over at BroadstreetHockey.com. From Travis Hughes.

Matt Henderson takes an outstanding look at Andrew Ference’s ability to effectively captain the Oilers moving forward. For OilersNation.com.

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!

Java On Ice
Franklin Steele
@FranklinSteele

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 TodaysSlapshot.com. 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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