Entries with the tag: off-season
I like to think that the NHL season has four actual seasons: pre-season, regular season, playoffs, and the silly season. The silly season stretches from the day the Stanley Cup is awarded until three weeks after free agency opens up and is filled with pre-free agency trades and post-July 1 outrageous contracts. After the silly season dies down, then comes the actual off-season. You know, that boring stretch where the only interesting discussion is speculation about a potential third jersey or which player is dating which minor celebrity. I call this period of time the off-off-season, and it runs to about the second week of September, or just before training camp starts.