Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Blackhawks Who Could Benefit from a Lockout

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Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Blackhawks Who Could Benefit from a Lockout
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For the third time since he's assumed the role of Commissioner of the NHL, Gary Bettman faces another lockout.

The 1994-95 lockout cost the NHL 36 games, 104 days, and all cross-conference games. The league still managed a 48-game schedule and playoffs.

The more famous (or infamous) 2004-05 lockout lasted the entire season, as owners and players simply couldn't reach an agreement in time to salvage the season as they had ten years before.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement has again expired, and it could again damage or entirely wipe out another NHL season.

However, there are still some positive aspects, as some players in Chicago's system would benefit from a late start, or even an entirely lost season.

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