It'll take until at least Christmas to know how the decisions made by all 30 teams will alter the playing field in the NHL for the 2011-12 season. But with the offseason news in quiet mode, there's no better time to look back at what has transpired and look ahead to what could be in store for next season.
NHL.com is here to take you on a tour of all six divisions, providing a breakdown of every team, including its additions, subtractions and up-and-comers.
Here is a look at the Northeast Division:
The Bruins look poised for a run at a repeat while the Sabres are spending to the cap for the first time. The Maple Leafs are hoping to build off a strong finish to the 2010-11 season and the Canadiens believe their depth is better now than it was last season. The Senators are in the early stages of their youth movement with the hope that having their top farm team win last season's AHL championship will benefit this season's NHL team.