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PHT Morning Skate: Notes from Olympic camps

Aug 27, 2013, 8:15 AM EDT

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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.

Alex Ovechkin got to play the part of fashion model for Team Russia as they unveiled their hockey jerseys for the Winter Olympics. There’s a lot of red going on. (Russian Machine Never Breaks)

Dustin Byfuglien is at Team USA’s camp and eager to earn a spot on the American blue line. (Winnipeg Free Press)

Patrick Kane is digging Team USA’s chances at gold in Sochi. (CSNChicago.com)

Phil Kessel says he’s a “different player now.” Does that mean he’s going to be an even more dynamic scorer? (Toronto Sun)

There’s another goalie out there eager to put his Vancouver drama to rest. At least Cory Schneider wound up in New Jersey where there hasn’t been much going on lately at all. (Fire & Ice)

Who’s the Brady Anderson of hockey? It’s always been Jonathan Cheechoo to me, but Down Goes Brown has a few other great candidates. (Grantland)

Jason Spezza isn’t sweating not being invited to Canada’s Olympic camp. Besides, getting snubbed in 2006 was way more egregious. (Senators Extra)

Speaking of Spezza, he’s ready to play with or without the Senators’ captaincy. (Ottawa Sun)

Rangers forward Derek Stepan believes he’ll get a new deal done before the season starts. (Ranger Rants)

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