Boys, it's my favorite time of year! Football is in full swing, the weather is cooling down and NHL training camps have opened up! Hope reigns supreme for your favorite team. My hope is for the Wings to be in the playoff conversation in March. Will the Caps repeat? Are the Sharks going to take the next step getting Karlson in the last couple of days? What holds for Steve Yzerman's future after this season, stepping down right before camp started? Lots of little stories to watch. I want to see the next USA vs Canada junior game after the US got jobbed, literally in the final second at the Ivan Hlinka Tournament last month. Excited for the season to start soon.