You shouldn't be behind your computer on a Saturday in late July worrying about hockey.
But you're here.
So we'll help you out.
Here's some "Summer Madness" by Kool and the Gang:
EMPTY NETTER ASSISTS
-The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins signed free agent defenseman Reid Cashman. He spent part of last season with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.
-Former Devils forward Sergei Brylin officially signed a deal with a team in the KHL in Russia.
-Former Lightning coach John Tortorella will meet with the Islanders about their head coaching position Sunday.
-Former Penguins forward Randy Cunneyworth was named as an assistant coach with the Atlanta Thrashers. He had been the head coach of the Rochester Americans of the AHL since 2000.
-The Blue Jackets signed former Coyotes forward Mike York to a one-year, two-way deal worth $750,000 at the NHL level.
-This deal is odd for a two reasons. First, York allegedly signed a deal with a team in the KHL earlier this month, but his agent denied that. Second, this would've been a good signing had it been made in 2002 when York was an All-Star. These days, he's barely able to get work with in the NHL.
-This is the best picture of Red Wings coach Mike Babcock in a wet suit you'll find all day.
-The Wild avoided arbitration with forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard and signed him to a five-year deal worth $20.4 million.
-The Avalanche also avoided arbitration with forward Marek Svatos and signed him to a two-year deal worth $4.1 million.
-Don't expect Baltimore to get a NHL franchise anytime soon.