As July slowly creeps toward August, the work of the National Hockey League slowly is revving its way to full speed for another season.
For players, that means returning to their home cities and scraping away the offseason rust. For coaches, it's time to break out the playbook and start drawing up drills and line combinations.
For general managers, however, their work is never really done. There's always some tinkering of the roster, and player evaluation is a 365-day-per-year process. And just like most years, there remain players on the open market as training camps loom ever closer.
The list of remaining free agents includes future Hall of Famers, former All-Stars, team captains and Stanley Cup winners.