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PHT Morning Skate: Columbus feeling the love a day later

Chicago Blackhawks  v Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 26: A pair of young Columbus Blue Jackets fans pose next to the cannon for a photo before the game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Chicago Blackhawks on January 26, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via 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 Blue Jackets making a bold trade yesterday has Chris Johnston calling Columbus a “hockey town” now. Fire the cannon! (Sportsnet)

Columbus columnist has nothing but praise for the Blue Jackets in landing Scott Hartnell from Philadelphia. (The Columbus Dispatch)

As for the Philly side of the deal, now they’re looking to address other issues like how best to fill left wing. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

We know the Florida Panthers might trade out of the top spot of the NHL Draft. What we didn’t know is the Winnipeg Jets might be one of the teams looking to trade with them to get there. (Gare Joyce)

The Anaheim Ducks are poised to make a big move at the NHL Draft themselves. (Orange County Register)

The St. Louis Blues may be looking to move their first-round pick to help find more offense to complement Vladimir Tarasenko. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Could it be a bad thing if the Boston Bruins bring back basically the same team next season? (

Sure the NHL Awards are tonight, but Kevin McGran has other awards he’d like to hand out. (Toronto Star)

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