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Wilderness Walk: The Set Up

Players' summer vacation is coming to a quick close in 28 days. Regular season in 49.

Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

The biggest question on the minds of many hockey fans is regarding the future of our precious sweaters.  Will there be ads?  How big will they be?  There have been suggestions that they will be branded in such a way that the sweater manufacturer's logo will be noticeable, but nothing further (kind of like naming rights for stadiums) but the bigger question is where will it stop.  Players and fans alike are skeptical and want little to do with ads on jerseys, and we have one two last seasons to enjoy them the way they are.

We continue this week's brass band theme with the worlds greatest ska band as we Walk:

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