Oct 17, 2013, 8:00 AM EST
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.
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The Washington Capitals’ defensive issues have been costing them lately. (CSN Washington)
Adrian Dater feels that Semyon Varlamov‘s hot start to the 2013-14 campaign is evidence that Avalanche GM Greg Sherman was right to get him from the Washington Capitals for a first and a second-round draft pick. (Denver Post)
Highlights from the New York Rangers’ 2-0 victory over the Washington Capitals:
- AHL announces new Pacific Division — who could go west next? 0
- Babcock didn’t think Wings would be ‘near where we’re at’ 8
- Brodeur announces retirement, leaves ‘the game with a big smile on my face’ 12
- NHL on NBCSN: Sharks’ ‘dog fight’ continues vs. red hot Ducks 4
- NHL on NBCSN: Rangers, Canadiens seek edge as divisional battles intensify 0
- Struggling Kings complete the comeback against Blackhawks 11
- Video: Tempers boil over between Capitals, Penguins 46
- Isles’ Clutterbuck latest to be fined for diving 19
- No hearing scheduled for Kesler after ‘dirty play’ on Dorsett 23
- Why NHL fans — no matter where they live — should care about the plunging Canadian dollar 33