So here we stand. It's August and the NHL offseason is two months done. And I am bored out of my skull.
Every year we go from training camp to the exhibition season, the regular season starts, the trade deadline comes and goes, the stretch run gets exciting, the playoffs start, the Finals happen, and then the draft comes up and free agency ensues. And then there's August.
Nothing happens! Even in late July there was at least a signing a day. But now all we have is Scott Hannan going to Calgary. I guess I could report on Fabian Brunnstrom signing a tryout contract with Detroit, but it isn't that exciting, even for a Wings fan like myself.
So what can we do to pass the time?
- Count down the days until the season begins;
- Look at every damn prediction and lament where your team ends up (11th in the West Eklund? Come on now);
- Try and make some new conferences and divisions for next year.
That's about it. It's all I can think of and I'm still bored. It's like this every year. The NHL needs something going on here. Even on NHL.com all they can talk about is where the Cup is and show highlights of the past.
The only exciting news I've heard is that Steeve Yzerman is in NHL 12. Then I realized I have a Playstation 2 and won't play it. Back to square one. Someone please get some ideas going on how to solve my August blues!