Hang in there, folks. The signings have begun to dwindle and the trades aren't flowing in at nearly the same capacity. It's the dead zone.
With a few months still to go before training camps open up and all of the offseason excitement behind us, for the most part, the news that rolls in will be far from groundbreaking.
However, the ongoing contract negotiations of some big time restricted free agents are still big stories. Drew Doughty, Steven Stamkos and Shea Weber are all still looking for new deals.
In the meantime, the Nashville Predators unveiled their news threads and there's some injury news to get to.
So let's jump right into it.