The NHL has been a buzz with free agent news, but the actual NHL season is slowly creeping around the corner. We've had the season schedule since June 23rd now and it's only made the aching for the season increase.
While there are to be many games played over the course of the NHL season, there are some that particularly stand out.
Here are the 12 must-see NHL games of the 2011-12 season.
*These are in no particular order.