In Los Angeles, they wait for Drew Doughty. In Toronto, they're leaving the light on for Luke Schenn. And in Boston, they're eager to see their Stanley Cup hero, Brad Marchand.
By "they" (or them, to be more grammatically accurate), I mean you, the fan.
This year, it's your turn to worry as the clock ticks down to the start of training camp, the start of the season. You wonder - will my guy sign? When will it get done? Will they have to trade him?
You aren't the first folks to be asking these questions. You're just the latest.
Last September, Ducks fans were concerned about the Bobby Ryan talks (he signed on Sept 14). Rangers rooters were asking about Marc Staal (who inked a new deal on Sept. 15). And, as the calendar flipped from August to September, Canadiens fanatics still weren't certain about Carey Price's contract status (he agreed to terms Sept. 2).