While the hockey season and the Stanley Cup finals continue, the offseason has already begun for 28 NHL teams. For most hockey fans, their team falls into the 28.
It might be a little depressing to watch the finals without your team playing, but there are things to look forward to.
With the playoffs winding down, free agency will begin soon and players will move across the continent to find the best situation for them. Players you might have despised in 2011-12 could be your new favorite by September.
Even some of the players still playing won't be in the same jersey come October. These players battling for the cup may be able to bring some of their winning pedigree and experience to your city in 2012-13.
Here are the top upcoming free agents from both conference champions—the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings.