Hockey News: Derek Stepan Contract; Mario Better than Gretzky?

The Buffalo Sabres have a new President. [Die by the Blade]

Derek Stepan finally got his new contract. [Full Tilt Rangers], [Yahoo Sports]

Colin Wilson has re-signed with the Predators. Four-year deal. [The Province]

How much is Mike Hoffman worth? [Today’s Slap Shot]

Who are the decent free agent options left on defence? [Copper N Blue]

Are we about to witness another Oilers dynasty? [CJ Sports Rambler]

Ryan Smyth wants to come back to hockey. [Edmonton Journal]

Daniel Briere isn’t ready to retire but he might have to. [The Score]

Three questions surrounding Micheal Ferland. [Flames Nation]

Jake Gyllenhaal almost stared in a Mighty Ducks movie. [Sports Illustrated]

The best junior hockey players in history. [Sportsnet]

Gary Bettman doesn’t believe a weak Canadian dollar will deter expansion to Quebec City. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Which non-playoff teams will make it back this upcoming season? [ESPN]

NBC has released their broadcast schedule for the upcoming NHL season. [NBC Sports]

Duncan Keith is in really good shape. [The Hockey News]

The Tampa Bay Lightning may soon be in cap trouble. [Today’s Slap Shot]

There may soon be a an analytics conference for Florida Panthers fans. [Litter Box Cats]

The Alexander Semin signing was a good one. There should be more like it. [HockeyBuzz]

Nicklas Lidstrom thinks Mario Lemieux is the best player. He knows what he’s talking about. [NHL], [The Score]

Questions about the Capitals third line. [Along the Boards]

And finally, hockey players like to play ping pong in their spare time. [Sportsnet]