NHL Lockout: 6 Players Guaranteed to Return out of Shape

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NHL Lockout: 6 Players Guaranteed to Return out of Shape
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Winnipeg's Dustin Byfuglien has never been known for staying in great shape.

There's a big difference between a player that may be out of shape now and players from past generations who showed up at camp with spare tires around their midsection.

Conditioning today is taken much more seriously than it was in the 1970's and '80's. Not only do players lift weights and work on their cardio with much greater frequency, they also pay strict attention to their diet before they lace up their skates.

However, when players are locked out of the NHL, all bets are off. Many players are supposedly staying in shape because they are playing in professional leagues overseas. However, some players may not put the same amount of energy into conditioning as they would in the NHL.

Here's a look at 6 players who are guaranteed to return to the NHL out of shape when the NHL ends the lockout.

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