For as brief as the NHL offseason is in comparison to some of the other major sports in this country, it sure does seem like an eternity between the time the Stanley Cup is hoisted to the first puck being dropped in early October. It's the longest four months of the calendar year.
Luckily, arbitration is around the corner, so contract news is starting to roll in. Meanwhile, there are a few injury updates to report on as well.
It might not be a whirlwind of offseason activity at this point, but it's all we've got. So let's get to it.
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