What does an employee of the National Hockey League do to pass the time during the prolonged lockout?
While many of his fellow NHL players were signing short-term contracts with European teams, Burlington's Jay Pandolfo chose to spend some time volunteering his services to the Red Devil boys varsity hockey program that he once starred for.
"In October, I gave coach (Bob Conceison) a call. It looked like the lockout might last a while, and asked if I could help out with the team," said Pandolfo.
Here is an excerpt from the article by Shawn P. Roarke,
Paul Martin opened the eyes of many European hockey fans with his fluid play for Team USA in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey. Now, Martin is getting a second chance to wow European fans. Looking for a place to play during the NHL lockout, Martin decided to bide his time by playing for Fribourg-Gotteron in Switzerland's top division.
There, the young defenseman is having much the same effect on fans coming into contact with the fluid, yet understated, game that had on NCAA fans while starring at the University of Minnesota. It is that style that also led to his arrival in 2003-04 as a full-time performer with the perennially powerful New Jersey Devils.