PHT Morning Skate: Baertschi responding nicely to Burke’s criticism

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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.

Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley was very impressed with 21-year-old Sven Baertschi’s performance on Wednesday. Baertschi’s received some harsh public criticism from team president Brian Burke just before the season began. (Calgary Sun)

The Predators’ offensive woes don’t end with their forwards. (The Tennessean)

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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta, 19, has made a strong impression. He might even stay in the NHL beyond his nine-game trial. (McKeesport Daily News)

The Detroit Red Wings’ second line struggled mightily in their 4-2 loss to Phoenix. (Detroit News)

Matt Halischuk looked good in his Winnipeg Jets debut on Thursday. (Winnipeg Sun)

Plenty has gone right for the San Jose Sharks so far, but one of their key contributors has been goaltender Antti Niemi. (CSN Bay Area)