Hockey Headlines: Great Scott! McDavid is Back

A collection of the latest news from around the world of hockey:

Gary Bettman will be the commissioner of the NHL for at least another six years. [CBC]

Connor McDavid is making his long-awaited return. [Oilers Rig], [Edmonton Journal]. Does he have a legitimate shot at winning the Calder? (probably not but it’s something worth watching). [The Hockey News]

Does any Eastern Conference team besides the Capitals stand a chance? [Today’s Slap Shot]

The Maple Leafs are right where they hoped to be, and haven’t embarrassed themselves in the process. [Globe and Mail]

Many more thoughts on all the All-Star Game and John Scott: [Full Tilt NYR], [Sporting News], [The Star], [SB Nation], [Sports Illustrated]

And Scott has been named the NHL’s first star of the week. The league is totally riding his coattails. [NBC Sports]

Is there a movie in John Scott’s future? [TSN]

There were some other highlights from the weekend as well. [CBS Sports]

Steven Stamkos said all the right things about his future, but we learned nothing. [ESPN]

Claude Giroux just can’t win. [CSN Philly]

Sidney Crosby would have definitely taken part in the All-Star spectacular had he been invited. [Post Gazette]. But now his focus is on making the playoffs. [Sportsnet]

The Penguins have signed Tom Sestito to a contract. [Hockey Fights]

Management in Pittsburgh has made some mistakes, signing Matt Cullen wasn’t one of them. [Pens Labyrinth]

Rick Nash is overrated, you say? [NY Post]

And finally, fans have actually created a petition to remove Mike Milbury from TV. [Change.Org]