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09-14-2012, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by WinterEmpire View Post
And it helped a lot veterans as well. I guess I shouldn't have made a sweeping statement earlier but it really goes on a case by case basis.
Agreed, case by case for sure.

You'll see however that the ones it helped most tended to be finesse-based players who blossomed in the "new" NHL. There will be no changes this year, just lost time for a 35 year old player who plays a physically demanding style of hockey. I don't think anyone can really predict the affect it will have on one player, but there are definitely factors in play that could have negative (or positive) affects on Doan's career.

Despite this, I'm still crossing my fingers for Vancouver. Sometimes you have to make some risky decisions to bring the team to a higher level, I think this COULD be it depending on the lockout's affect on Doan.

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