It has been a long off-season, we know. "Is it October yet?" has been the question on the mind of hockey fans and for the next 54 days, the answer to that question will be, unfortunately, no.
Until then, the Columbus Blue Jackets will gearing up for the new season and another push to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Players have been hitting the gym and the ice to sharpen their skills, strength and endurance, but it hasn't been all hockey all of the time.
In this week's "Friday 5," we take a look at what some of the Blue Jackets players have been up to over the past three months. From fishing to golfing and everything in between, it has been a busy off-season for the Jackets on and off the ice.