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PHT Morning Skate: 2014 Ivan Hlinka tournament has begun

FILE: Washington Capitals Fire Bruce Boudreau, Hire Dale Hunter As New Coach

LONDON, CANADA - FILE: President and Headh Coach of the London Knights Dale Hunter looks on from the bench during the Ontario Hockey League game against the Barrie Colts at John Labatt Centre on November 5, 2004 in London, Ontario, Canada. It was reported that Bruce Boudreau was fired as coach of the Washington Capitals and replaced by Dale Hunter November 28, 2011. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

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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.

The 2014 Ivan Hlinka memorial tournament is underway. (Game Recaps: Canada-Sweden/USA-Russia/Czech Republic-Switzerland/Finland-Slovakia)

EA Sports has released some tidbits on NHL 14’s Live the Life feature. More information about it will be released today. (EA Sports)

The Washington Capitals have done a good job developing young goaltenders in recent years and that’s helped them keep that cap cost under control. At least for now. (CSN Washington)

Corey Cowick recently turned 24 years old and the forward has yet to make his NHL debut with the Ottawa Senators. He doesn’t want to treat the 2013-14 campaign as a make-or-break year, but he admitted that thought is in the back of his mind. (Ottawa Citizen)

Cal Clutterbuck recently got a chance to meet some of his new fans at Nassau Coliseum. The New York Islanders acquired him from the Minnesota Wild as a restricted free agent and then signed him to a four-year, $11 million contract. (New York Newsday)

Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman is very optimistic when it comes to 18-year-old prospect Teuvo Teravainen. (ESPN)

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