Now that the NHL lockout has finally ended, it's time to shift our focus to the teams, schedules, players and the season itself.
With such a short period of time to prepare, there's going to be a lot of scrambling as players return from overseas, front offices figure out their roster, and some general housekeeping is done to get ready for the shortened season.
The Philadelphia Flyers are one of the most exciting young teams in the NHL, but they still have some items to take care of in the next few weeks.
Even for all the talent on the roster, the Flyers aren't quite a finished product yet, and GM Paul Holmgren and coach Peter Laviolette will have their hands full getting the team ready.
Here are five of the most pressing issues that Philadelphia needs to address now that the lockout has ended and the season is just a couple weeks away.