PHT Morning Skate: Team USA orientation camp kicks off today

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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.

Team USA takes their first step in preparing for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Virginia today with the start of orientation camp. There won’t be any work on the ice (thanks, insurance costs) but there’s bound to be plenty of news from there. We’ll keep you posted. (USA Hockey)

Roberto Luongo is eager to get back to hockey now that he’s said his piece about his ongoing drama in Vancouver. (Canadian Press)

Is it going to be tough for the Oilers’ Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle to make Team Canada’s roster? Just how stiff is the competition? (Edmonton Journal)

Andrew Shaw’s stitches went for $6,500 on Ebay for charity. That’s… Really something else. (CSNChicago.com)

The Blues are hoping for Chris Stewart to step up his game after cashing in on a new deal with them. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)