The Montreal Canadiens had one of the worst years in franchise history in 2011-12, which led to many changes this offseason.
General manager Pierre Gauthier was fired and eventually replaced by first-time general manager Marc Bergevin, who eventually replaced Randy Cunneyworth with former Canadiens coach Michel Therrien
Bergevin has been on a mission to improve the team to avoid another season like last year.
The Habs took Alex Galchenyuk with the third overall pick in the 2012 NHL draft. Brandon Prust, Colby Armstrong and Francis Bouillon were brought in via free agency. Meanwhile, Chris Campoli, Mathieu Darche and Brad Staubitz were allowed to leave.
Fans were excited to see what the team could do with the improvements made to the club. However, with the lockout in full swing, Montreal has been denied that chance.
While we wait for the lockout to end, here are four stories for Habs fans to follow.