The light at the end of the tunnel is fast approaching. Training camps open up in a little over a month,but players like Drew Doughty and Luke Schenn are still in search of the big contracts they are in line for.
Meanwhile, with the season on the horizon, injury updates are beginning to surface for those players who have spent the offseason rehabbing ailing battle wounds. Chris Pronger is chief among those players on the shelf.
Other than teams plugging a few holes, the blockbuster trade and free agency moves are just about complete. Now, the only news is the threats of holdouts and vague injury updates.
But hey, hockey fans can never get enough of the game they love, so let's dive into the day's news. Meanwhile, don't forget to follow me on Twitter @MatthewFairburn for more updates.