Detroit Red Wings: 5 Ways the NHL Lockout Will Affect the Team This Season

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Detroit Red Wings: 5 Ways the NHL Lockout Will Affect the Team This Season
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The Detroit Red Wings and their fans are currently enduring the fourth NHL work stoppage in the last two decades.

Relatively speaking, the Red Wings are in pretty good position with this lockout as they are still a playoff team, but they are not at the peak of their play so they do not have as much to lose by not playing.

The lockout gives some of their older guys some rest and time to get in shape, while giving their younger players more opportunity to play in the AHL before suiting up for a shortened training camp and season.

Despite these advantages, there are other ways the lockout affects the Red Wings. Some of them aren't so advantageous. Here are five ways this lockout affects the Red Wings.

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