PHT Morning Skate: Where Canadiens players visit Montreal Children’s Hospital

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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.

Flames GM Jay Feaster is pleased by the number of his team’s prospects that have been invited to 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship preliminary roster camps for their respective countries. (Flames.nhl.com)

The OHL London Knights are enjoying a 17-game winning streak. Their franchise record is 18. (Sportsnet)

Brian Gionta, Erik Cole, and a number of other former and current Canadiens players paid a visit to Montreal Children’s Hospital on Friday. (Montreal Gazette)

Pierre LeBrun thinks that the NHL and union are close to a deal, despite the recent “theatrics.” (ESPN)

A look at 14-year-old Tyler Benson. He appears to be worthy of the “exceptional player clause,” which would allow him to join the Western Hockey League next season. (Sportsnet)

Shawn Horcoff thinks the NHL is attempting an “obvious” divide-and-conquer strategy to separate the players and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr. (Edmonton Journal)