With most of the big free agents off the market, save names such as Alex Semin and Shane Doan, the focus of many hockey prognosticators now shifts towards the regular season.
While plenty can still happen between now and puck drop, it's really never too early to start taking a stab at where off-season jostling should land teams within the standings.
This weekend, [I]Boom City[/I] takes a good long look at the [B]Eastern Conference[/B].
Updated 07-15-2012 at 14:49 by Assistant Coach Rocca
[ATTACH=CONFIG]954[/ATTACH]The NHL entry draft is consistently full of big splashes. Friday night in Pittsburgh was no different than any other year.
Before the [B]Carolina Hurricanes[/B] arrived at the podium to make their first round selection, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the Hurricanes had traded said pick, along with [B]Brian Dumoulin[/B] and [B]Brandon Sutter[/B] to the draft host [B]Pittsburgh Penguins[/B] in exchange for [B]Jordan Staal[/B].
Updated 06-25-2012 at 21:00 by Assistant Coach Rocca