PHT Morning Skate: Maurice working wonders in Winnipeg

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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.

Paul Maurice has done a heck of a job in turning the Winnipeg Jets around this season and it hasn’t gone unnoticed. (Canadian Press)

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Times are getting sad in Ottawa with the Senators having such a disappointing season and now having lost five in a row. (Senators Extra)

Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier is slowly coming along from his groin strain. They’d love to have him back for their game Saturday against Montreal. (Toronto Sun)

The Bruins might be rolling, but there are still some concerns for their defense. It’s still nice to have Zdeno Chara around though. (CSNNE.com)

Wild forward Jason Zucker’s season is probably done. (Star Tribune)

Calgary Flames prospect Johnny Gaudreau was named Hockey East’s Player of the Year. That’s probably not the only hardware he’ll win this season. (Flames)

UMass-Lowell defenseman Christian Folin is the latest hot name amongst college free agents and the Oilers, as well as 15-20 other teams, are hot for him. (Edmonton Journal)