Training camps opened for NHL teams today, marking the end of summer as players get back to work. The focus is on winning games and preparing to take the Stanley Cup from the Boston Bruins.
The summer is also coming to an end for NHL fans. Many are planning to buy game tickets or have already done so. They look forward to once again logging on to their favorite team's website and reading game and practice reports.
The official start of fall is just around the corner, which means hockey jersey weather and October slowly coming around the corner of the calendar.
As a hockey fan, you're probably considering what you're excited about for the upcoming season. Whether it's watching a particular player or how to follow your favorite team throughout the year, I have you covered.
Here are some things that will help drum up interest in the 2011-12 NHL season.
Please feel free to let me know what you can't wait to see this season if I left anything out (which I probably did).