The NBA and the NFL may be out of commission for the foreseeable future, but that's not about to stop the NHL from conducting its offseason business as usual.
Every move, every trade, every free agent signing becomes that much more important for each team now that hockey will be dominating the airwaves once the autumn rolls through.
A number of franchises, including the Philadelphia Flyers and the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins, have already been quite active retooling their rosters for the excitement that is sure to come during the 2011-12 season.
And with big names like Jaromir Jagr and Brad Richards switching sweaters, there's plenty of insight and intrigue yet to be uncovered as the summer unfolds in the world of hockey.
Stay tuned to Bleacher Report for all the latest and greatest bits of news and gossip as they relate to free agents and trades in the NHL as the offseason continues.