So, I bought NHL 09 for the Xbox back in the spring when it looked pretty certain that the Canes were going to miss the playoffs. They have a feature called Be A Pro where you can create a player and play for your favorite team. I am currently finishing the 2016-2017 season. I won't bore you with the details, but the Canes have won every Cup since 09-10.
The current roster only has Staal and Pits from last year. Weirdly enough, Kovalchuk has been on the team for 5 years. Ward was traded for Mike Green, and is now playing for the Sharks. Gleason is playing for the Islanders. Ovechkin is in Buffalo (more reason for hate).
I bring this up to ask -- what are you doing this offseason to get your hockey fix on?