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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

nhl- Rusty Players

from USA Today, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Ed Olczyk isn't fretting about what level of conditioning his players will be in the next time they play an NHL game because his opponents will all have the same issues.
"The beautiful part about it, if you can call it beautiful, is that everybody is going to be on the same playing field," Olczyk said. "This is really uncharted waters."
If the NHL completes negotiations in time to launch the season in October, about half the league's players won't have played in 16 to 18 months....read on...