January 28, 2013 Leave a comment
Indeed, it has been painfully evident across the NHL that those players who played meaningful, competitive hockey during the lockout are playing at a higher level than those who did not. Those who played during the “lull” are generally sharper, they are playing the game at faster, quicker pace, their decision-making is quicker and better, and they are often in better condition.
Those who did not are playing catch-up, often in a big way.
One of those players who is playing catch-up said that things are improving.