NHL teams with familiar faces hope to get jump
NEW YORK -- The 48-game sprint of a hockey season hasn't even started, and NHL players are already winded.
There is very little in terms of a blueprint on how to prep for a lockout-shortened season that will be crammed into just 99 days after less than a week of training camp.
But ready or not, the puck will drop on Saturday and there is a small margin of error as every game now carries extra weight.
"It's not a grind. We want this," said Columbus Blue Jackets president of hockey ...
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