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PHT Morning Skate: Should Edmonton deal Hemsky?

Mar 27, 2013, 7:15 AM EST

Ales Hemsky #83 of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates after scoring on goalie Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks to end the game during the shootout in NHL action on January 20, 2013 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Oilers defeated the Canucks 3-2
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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Detroit Red Wings rookie Damien Brunner has shown a lot of promise, but he isn’t used to long road trips. With that in mind, spending a game in the press box on Sunday seemed to help the former Swiss League superstar. (Detroit Free Press)

Would it make sense for the Edmonton Oilers to trade Ales Hemsky before the April 3 deadline? (Edmonton Journal)

The Florida Panthers might not make the playoffs, but they still have the draft lottery to look forward to. (Toronto Star)

24-year-old blueliner Matt Bartkowski has inked a one-year, one-way extension with the Boston Bruins. The franchise also handed out an entry-level contract to University of Minnesota-Duluth defenseman Chris Casto. (Bruins.nhl.com)

Justin Williams, Matt Greene, Davis Drewiske, and Willie Mitchell reflect on their visit to the White House. (LA Kings Insider, click on players for links)

If the Calgary Flames end up trading away some veteran forwards before the deadline, top prospect Max Reinhart could finish the season in the NHL. (Calgary Sun)

Former Penguins coach and current Montreal Canadiens bench boss Michel Therrien was treated to a video tribute prior to Tuesday’s game in Pittsburgh. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

The New Jersey Devils are enjoying a brief break in Florida before they resume their fight for a playoff spot. The timing couldn’t be better for Stephen Gionta (upper body) and Bryce Salvador (lower body). (The Star-Ledger)

Highlights from the New York Rangers’ 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers:

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  1. valoisvipers - Mar 27, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Hemsky for Gaborik and it’s Ground Hog Day for both teams.

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