Things have slowed down in the hockey world to the point that most people don’t care where Mats Sundin is going to play, or even if he bothers to play at all. It would be nice if he signs with a Western Conference team so that we Blue Jacket fans can see him, but we may lose out on that. Either Sundin doesn’t have the drive anymore or he is listening to his accountants instead of his heart.
How did Casey Jones get out of town without a mention from the local media? Casey has been John Markel’s top assistant on the OSU Men’s hockey team and a great recruiter. He was the favorite of every kid who attended the summer OSU hockey school with his corny jokes, his breaking a puck in half with his slap shot, and other antics that appealed to ten year-olds everywhere. By the way, Casey would saw a puck almost in half, put it in his pocket, and then when teaching how to shoot, would pull it out and shoot it against the boards, where it would completely break. You should have seen the looks on the faces of all those young kids. Anyway, Casey is back at his alma mater, Cornell, as associate coach. He will be missed.
It’s great to see the Jackets working hard to get ready for the upcoming season. I can’t wait for it to start, but the fans in Chicago are just as anxious as we are. I usually attend a game or two at the United Center every season, but it looks like tickets are going to be difficult to obtain this year. Great to see them back from the dead and I look forward to playing them.
Thank goodness it’s August, because that means the season is almost here.