New York Islanders: Which Players Really Benefit from the Lockout?

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New York Islanders: Which Players Really Benefit from the Lockout?
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While most NHL teams tend be hurt by the lockout, the younger teams actually have an opportunity to benefit.

Older players seem less likely to head overseas or to other leagues to play during the lockout, which creates opportunities for younger players to stay in shape and gain confidence in lower-pressure situations in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the American Hockey League, as well as veterans who can come into training camp in shape from play in international leagues.

With such a young team, the Islanders can certainly benefit being many of their players are able to return to the AHL or Junior's.

Let's take a look at which players gain the most from the lockout. 

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