When people think of the benefits of a short NHL lockout, most relate it to older players. A short season means these aging stars can still keep pace with the young guns in the league.
However, there are a lot of benefits to teams without a surplus of aging talent. The Chicago Blackhawks are one of them.
A short season comes with a lot of positives. Every team in the league can find something good about a season affected only mildly by a lockout.
Although the Blackhawks find themselves with a team that can easily handle a full 82-game schedule, playing in less games throughout the year also benefits them greatly.
So, here are the 10 reasons why a short NHL lockout would be beneficial to the Chicago Blackhawks.