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Java on Ice: Will Hunter Bring Marner to the Maple Leafs?

Java on Ice: Will Hunter Bring Marner to the Maple Leafs?
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 March 16, 2015.

Will the Mark Hunter connection bring Mitch Marner to the Toronto Maple Leafs? Great post from Jude MacDonald at

Bryan Murray will be recognized by the 29 other NHL GMs at the General Manager meetings in Boca Raton tonight. It’s an honor that is usually reserved for retired executives, but Murray is a special case. From Bruce Garrioch at The Ottawa Sun.

Aside from saluting Murray, what will the GMs be up to at their meetings in Florida? Stephen Whyno takes a look at a few of the issues facing the group for The National Post.

One of the knocks on the current Edmonton Oilers regime has been their lack of success in the later rounds of the draft. Bogdan Yakimov might be the breakthrough player they’ve been looking for. Tyler Thomson breaks down the prospect for

Also from Zach Hopkins examines the career of Vancouver Canucks prospect Nicklas Jensen to this point and tries to peg his potential fantasy hockey value.

The Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t have a great weekend. Ryan Wilson writes that the team responded to adversity by more or less throwing temper tantrums. From

Somehow the best female hockey players on planet Earth owe their teams money. Kate Fagan with more on the problem for ESPNW.

March hasn’t treated the Montreal Canadiens too kindly. Brianne Spiker believes that it’s because players aren’t being used in appropriate roles. For

Another great post from in which Bobby Pelletier looks at the top-five most effective defensive pairings in the NHL.

Just how low can the Canadian dollar go? The Federal Reserve will make a statement on Wednesday, and the talk could drive the loonie even lower than it is now. Michael Babad with an outstanding explanation for The Toronto Globe and Mail.

Jacob Josefson hasn’t had the smoothest career since joining the New Jersey Devils in 2010-11. Yet he re-signed this summer and has seemingly turned his career around, writes Rich Chere for

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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