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11-12-2012, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by JACKETfan View Post
I don't get why so many think the lockout is good for our young guys and us as a team.

1. Every other team has young players too.
2. The minor leagues are not the same as playing with NHLers and NHL coaching.
3. The lockout does nothing for that all important team chemistry and line chemistry.

There is no silver lining, unless you're talking about the players' silver the owners are trying to re-line their pockets with.
I think it is because our guys get a lot more ice time than they would get here without the pressure of playing up to NHL level standards if they are not ready. Other teams that are deeper at the NHL level can afford to let their kids develop, historically the Jackets haven't had that luxury. With no season, it effectively levels the playing field as far as development time goes.

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