It seems like the sport of hockey has been on hold for an interminable period of time.
Even after the news that the NHL and the NHLPA had reached an agreement, the wait continued for another week.
Camps are supposed to open Jan. 13, and the first games will be played Jan. 19.
Once the business of the NHL is ongoing once again, a number of players will have quite a bit to prove over the truncated season.
Perhaps they know that time is running out and there will be no more patience. Good players will get a chance to show they have greatness in their game. Inconsistent players will have to demonstrate that they can focus on the task of improving and helping their team win.
Here are 10 players who will be under the gun in training camp and beyond.