In September, hockey season will arrive with the start of training camps and preseason games. Until then, the hardcore hockey fan is stuck with another month of rumors and speculation.
There has been some new free agent news rumbling out there recently, believe it or not. The news spans from Finland and a team's courtship or Jarrko Ruutu all the way to Los Angeles' ongoing attempts to ink Drew Doughty to a contract.
There also is news to be monitored out of Toronto on the Luke Schenn contract-talks front. It seems likely that his deal and Doughty's could play off of each other, but both are certainly impacted by the Shea Weber arbitration award.
Also worth noting is news regarding two guys that are in the twilight of their careers. Teemu Selanne and Chris Drury both are facing some tough choices this offseason.
While on-ice action is not here yet, we do still have plenty to follow. Keep checking back for updates on the situations listed above.