Hockey News: The Latest on Phil Kessel, Johnny Oduya and Derek Stepan

A collection of headlines, rumors, news and reports in the world of hockey… 

There are still rumblings about the Blackhawks trading Brent Seabrook. They wouldn’t, right? [Edmonton Journal]

Are the Stars after Johnny Oduya? [Defending Big D].

Some statistics about the Oilers defence: [Copper N Blue]. The team also apparently has the weakest brand in the country. That should change soon.. [Journal Hockey]

Viktor Fasth is headed to the KHL. [Sportsnet]

Is Chris Kreider the next Corey Perry? [Full Tilt NYR]

What’s going to happen with Derek Stepan? [Blue Shirt Banter]

An average winger who was no longer good enough to play in the NHL was frustrated with Phil Kessel? [The Score]

Phil Kessel Maple Leafs

But wait, Kessel isn’t so bad after all. [Trib Live]. Sidney Crosby is excited to play with him. [CTV]

The Penguins have re-signed a defenceman. [Pens Labyrinth]

Thatcher Demko is working his way back after surgery. [NHL]

The Devils have let go of one of their long-serving scouts. [The Hockey News]

Will Ryan Pulock make the Islanders out of camp? [Newsday]

A well-respected Sharks beat writer is hanging them up. [Mercury News]

There is a new goalie coach in Buffalo. [Sabres Press Box]

Are any of the free agents still out there getting worried? [Globe and Mail]

And finally, the story of Kevin Westgarth. [Sportsnet]