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10-08-2012, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Ola View Post
I've thought about maybe start a thread on this at the main board, but does anyone remember the thoughts and conclusions from 95' as regards how players that sat at home waiting for the season to start looked in relation to players that played in the minors/Europe etc?

I don't really remember anything...

...because normally it does take some time to get going, and if camp is like 1 week, who knows how well guys like Halpern and co would be able to compete with a JT Miller who is in mid-season form.
I don't recall it being an issue then and I doubt it will be an issue going forward. Veteran players are not stupid, they are ready to play now and will keep that level of fitness throughtout the lockout, especially knowing that they will have to prove their readiness to play Tortorella's style of play.

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