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PHT Morning Skate: Back to reality

Feb 24, 2014, 8:15 AM EST

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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.

Chicago’s Bryan Bickell is feeling mentally refreshed after the Olympic break and ready to show the team he can perform better. (ESPNChicago)

Editor’s Note: Pro Hockey Talk’s partner FanDuel is hosting a $1,500 Fantasy Hockey league for Wednesday night’s NHL games. It’s just $10 to join and first prize is $350. Starts Wednesday at 7:30pm ET. Here’s the FanDuel link.

Jets captain Andrew Ladd didn’t rise and shine early to watch Team Canada beat Sweden on Sunday. Here’s to hoping fans in Winnipeg don’t run him out of town for such insolence. (Winnipeg Sun)

Detroit forward Riley Sheahan, meanwhile, is taking great pride in seeing Canada win gold. (Detroit Free Press)

FYI: The NHL roster freeze was lifted at 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday night. Gird your loins for the season of rumors like this one yesterday.

Flyers prospect Scott Laughton is having a monster year in junior hockey and had another hat trick last night. (Buzzing The Net)

We know you’re already thinking ahead to what Olympic rosters could look like in 2018, right? How about this look at what Team Canada might bring to Pyeongchang. (Toronto Sun)

Curious note: The New Jersey Devils moved goalie Maxime Clermont from their ECHL team to the AHL. The Albany Devils already have two healthy goalies and don’t play again until the weekend. Unless there’s an injury that’s unknown, all eyes belong on Martin Brodeur. (Albany Times Union)

  1. hockey412 - Feb 24, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Loins girded. Bring it on!

  2. joey4id - Feb 24, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Reality sucks! I was out of my home country for the past 2 weeks with no access to the Olympic games until the Canada/USA game. Now it’s back to the daily grind, and the NHL. I suppose life can be tougher living in other places such as Ukraine, Thailand, Venezuela and more. Go NHL! Go Flyers! Pen! Hawks! Bruins! Caps! Torts! :-) Blues! Avs! Wings! Ducks! Sharks! Kings!

  3. penguins87and71 - Feb 24, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    I can’t wait! It’s been to long!

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