PHT Morning Skate: Frolik gets his Cup ring

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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.

Michael Frolik, now with the Winnipeg Jets, has received his Stanley Cup ring for his part in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 2013 championship. (Winnipeg Sun)

Unlike last season, the Martin Brodeur doesn’t feel like the New Jersey Devils’ poor record is the result of bad luck. (The Star-Ledger)

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Sam Gagner is hoping to resume practicing with the Edmonton Oilers after they complete their current road trip on Oct. 22. (Edmonton Journal)

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)

Will Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano be able to play his way onto Team Canada? He’s a long shot, but is also certainly off to a great start. (Calgary Herald)

Highlights from the New York Rangers’ 2-0 victory over the Washington Capitals: