I'm not sure I'm convinced that he was 100% fine last season. He still didn't look back to his normal level. Now, that could have simply been rust from the time off. But either way, the playing field is leveled for everyone after all this time. Should be good for Sid.
If there's any team that this lockout actually benefited considerably, it's ours. We aren't durable enough to withstand a full 82 game schedule plus the playoffs, whereas I think an abbreviated season will only play to our advantage! Guys like Sid, Geno, and Tangers got the rest they sorely needed in order to completely heal up, so they should be more than good to go for the full duration (*fingers crossed*). Liking our chances, even with the loss of Staal.