NHL Lockout: How Well Prepared Is Each Team?

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NHL Lockout: How Well Prepared Is Each Team?
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No team is really prepared for a lockout.

Management prepared their teams for the next season, even if they are in a rebuilding mode.

They brought in veterans to support the young guys or perhaps left positions open in order to allow the best prospects to get the most ice time.

Having said that, some teams are better prepared for a lockout than others.

A team in a rut may like a bounce back season, but a little time off to get things sorted out probably would help more than another poor season will hurt them.

A team on a hot streak is going to want to capitalize on their success for the next team.

Others that made a big push in free agency can’t be happy that all the money they spent is not going to achieve instant results.

Still other teams that have a bunch of downtrending veterans might have wanted one last season to squeeze the most they can out of them before they hang up the skates.

Either way, fans, management and players are all upset that there’s no hockey right now.

Just some are a little angrier than others.

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