Java on Ice: NHL Must-Read Content for 2/12/2022

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| Java on Ice: 2.12.2022 Edition |

Here at Union and Blue, we’re going to do our absolute best to bring you the top NHL reads from around the web on a daily basis. You won’t have to scour the internet for things to read; we’ve got you covered right here. Every morning. Every day.

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Without further delay… your top posts for February 12, 2022.

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Some legitimately outstanding work from Harman Dayal at The Athletic. A deep dive into how every team in the NHL uses all of their defenseman in matchups. There’s a very interesting takeaway for the Blue Jackets here, in particular.

From us here at Union and Blue: it looks like the asking price for Joonas Korpisalo may have been recently revealed.

Mark Madden of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review took Brad Marchand to task for his actions against Tristan Jarry earlier this week.

In case you hadn’t heard, the Arizona Coyotes, an NHL hockey team, will share a 5,000-seat arena with Arizona State University, a college hockey team, for the next three seasons.

Some interesting stuff from Will Chase from On when to play Korpisalo to increase his trade value.

The Edmonton Oilers have a lot to do with a new head coach in place. For whatever it’s worth, the star players continue to say the right things. From Tim Campbell at

An updated NHL trade deadline big board from Steve Dryden at features a member of the Blue Jackets inside of the top 10 players available.