Nick Foligno is trying to stay optimistic even as the scheduled start of the season has past without any games being played.
"It totally stinks that tonight is supposed to be opening night (Blue Jackets at Chicago)," Foligno said. "But I'm trying to make the most of it. I'm trying to keep a positive approach, trying stay optimistic that something's going to get done. Hey, at least I'm not getting drilled into the boards right now, right?" Foligno still believes that there will be a 2012-13 campaign. He signed a three-year/$9.15 million contract with Columbus in July.