While the NHL lockout was a pain for everyone, you have to imagine Ryan Suter didn't mind all that much when the scheduled dates versus his former team, the Nashville Predators, started getting the axe. The original 2011-12 schedule saw the Minnesota Wild and Nashville Predators meeting four times. The lockout wiped out two. But if Suter thought that he might catch a break and only have to see the team he spent seven seasons with twice this season, the NHL's schedule-makers had other plans. The revamped calendar bumped the number right back up to four, and what's more, the first clash between Suter's current team and his former team came just 3 games in.
Christian Petersen/Getty Images