PHT Morning Skate: Handzus acquisition has paid off big

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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 Chicago Blackhawks acquired Michal Handzus from the San Jose Sharks on April 1 in the hopes that he’d give them a bit more depth. He’s done so much more than that. (CSN Chicago)

Ottawa Senators fans can’t help but wonder ‘What if?’ as they watch Zdeno Chara and Marian Hossa battle in their respective Conference finals. (Ottawa Citizen)

Here are some things the Los Angeles Kings need to do to bounce back in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. (Calgary Sun)

Tyler Wright, the Columbus Blue Jackets co-director of amateur scouting, thinks the possibility of “high, high-end players in this draft is pretty deep.” (Columbus Dispatch)

New Jersey Devils coach Pete DeBoer is still in the preliminary stages of finding a new assistant coach to replace the outgoing Matt Shaw. (New Jersey Online)

The Chicago Blackhawks will try to become the first team in the 2013 playoffs to beat the Los Angeles Kings in the Staples Center. (CSN Chicago)

A look back at forward Matt Halischuk’s 2013 campaign as the Predators decide what to do with the soon-to-be restricted free agent. (The Tennessean)

Highlights from Boston’s 6-1 victory against Pittsburgh: