Ads on NHL jerseys, Mark Giordano’s new contract and re-signing Steven Stamkos are among the topics in today’s collection of hockey-blogging goodness. 

PUCK DADDY/FEAR THE FIN: Advertisements on NHL jerseys are inevitable so you may as well get used to the idea.

MATCHSTICKS & GASOLINE:  Reaction to the Calgary Flames re-signing team captain Mark Giordano.

Minnesota Wild winger Zach Parise should be the face of American hockey.

Minnesota Wild winger Zach Parise should be the face of American hockey.

ANAHEIM CALLING: While Mark Giordano’s contract gets praised, Ryan Kesler’s deal with the Ducks got slammed.

RANT SPORTS: Nick Villano believes Minnesota’s Zach Parise, not Chicago’s Patrick Kane, should be the face of American hockey.

PUCKOLOGY/RAW CHARGE: Analysis of why Steven Stamkos hasn’t yet re-signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

IN LOU WE TRUST: John Fischer examines how NHL expansion to Quebec City and Las Vegas could affect the New Jersey Devils.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Bill Schoeninger lists 16 active NHL players destined to reach the Hockey Hall of Fame.

CANES COUNTRY: Examining the trade options for the Carolina Hurricanes if they fail to re-sign Eric Staal.

VINTAGE LEAFS MEMORIES: Michael Langlois has reason to hope as the Toronto Maple Leafs enter the 2015-16 season.

SILVER SEVEN SENS: The inferiority complex of being an Ottawa Senators fan.

DEFENDING BIG D: Wes Lawrence examines the three major training-camp storylines facing the Dallas Stars.

TWO BEARDED LADIES: The NHL and marketing to the LGBT community.

HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: On a non-NHL note, here’s a listing of the 2015 CWHL player entry draft results.