you have to wonder if the lockout wasnt a good thing for those vet players.
Dont forget that a guy like lecavalier have a lot of hockey in him , maybe a good rest was a good thing .
I think the extra rest will be invaluable to our veteran players. Keep in mind we had a lengthy playoff run in 2011 and momentum in that run led us to believe that we were a better team than we actually were. SFY admirably addressed the weaknesses in our roster this past off-season and it's paying immediate dividends. The defensive workload that was required from our forwards last year because of our unreliable goaltending and shaky defence has been lessened.