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PHT Morning Skate: Eric Hartzell gets ready to launch pro career

Eric Hartzell

In this Dec. 7, 2012, photo provided by Quinnipiac University, Quinnipiac goalie Eric Hartzell guards the net in a game against Princeton in Hamden. Conn. The Bobcats are 18-3-3, unbeaten in their last 17 games and ranked second in the nation on Jan. 29. Hartzell leads the nation with a goals-against average of 1.46. (AP Photo/Quinnipiac University, John Hassett)


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 Pittsburgh Penguins’ young defensive prospects have to adjust to coach Dan Bylsma’s system. For some blueliners, it’s a significant change. (McKeesport Daily News)

Red Wings goaltending coach Jim Bedard has been pleasantly surprised by Jared Coreau. The 21-year-old netminder signed with the team partially based on Chris Osgood’s recommendation. (Detroit Free Press)

After excelling in the NCAA, Penguins goaltender Eric Hartzell is looking forward to getting a chance to prove himself in the AHL next season. (

Hockey talent is emerging in nontraditional US markets. (The Tennessean)

At the same time, the game is also growing in Southeast Asia. (The Globe and Mail)

Andrew Ladd was honored to be included on Team Canada’s roster for the upcoming orientation camp. (Winnipeg Sun)