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PHT Morning Skate: Youth served on blue line between Doughty and Pietrangelo

Alex Pietrangelo, Martin St. Louis

St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, right, controls the puck ahead of Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 17, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)


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.

Say what you will about the Blues-Kings series, but between Alex Pietrangelo and Drew Doughty, young blue line talent won’t be lacking. (Post-Dispatch)

L.A. putting Dustin Penner on the first line? The Kings hope it pays off in a big way. (Los Angeles Times)

Are the Blues just a more refined version of the Kings? They could be... (OC Register)

Looking for a reason why Nashville lost to Phoenix in Game 1? How about faceoffs? (Tennessean)

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli would like to add a winger next season. That’s got nothing to do with Nathan Horton’s status though. (

Yes, Michael Yormark has officially called a truce with the Devils fan he trashed on Twitter. (Sun-Sentinel)

Meanwhile, Lou Lamoriello says the Devils “deserved to win this round” against Florida. (Fire & Ice)

Sadly, Caps forward says the race issue “will always be there” for him. (Tennessean)