* Looks like the Jackets are sticking with the slogan "Carry The Flag" for another year. Hey look at is this way -- times are tight and if it came down between spending half a mil to come up with a new marketing campaign or investing that money into a player to help the team what would you choose?
* Anybody out there get their season tickets yet? They should be coming any day now.
* How cool is it to see Nash on Crosby's wing on what should be the go-to line for Team Canada at this year's Olympics. I'll always root for the stars and stripes first and foremost but if they go down it will be pretty easy to slide on over to Canada's bandwagon.
* So far no news is good news on the injury front. Remember right around this time last season we were hearing about Jared Boll breaking his hand in some offseason shinny.
* A reminder to any game ops folks that may read this blog -- more replays and less gimmicks!!
* From a selfish point of view probably the best thing about Nash and Mase being at Olympic camp is that they are getting a jump start on training camp. There shouldn't be much rust in their games from the first moment they hit the Dispatch Ice Haus ice.
* I wonder if Hitch has filed away any powerplay tips from Babcock during this camp? Unfortunately that may require sticking a Nik Lidstrom in his carry on.
* I have absolutely no excuse for myself but today I finally filled a major gap in my sports DVD library when I picked up Slapshot for $4.99 at Best Buy. It's the clearest sign yet that hockey season is right around the corner.
Long live Reggie Dunlap!!
Just over 15 days until camp!