More and more, we are hearing talk of players' potential "Plan Bs" should there be a lockout this season.
In 2004-05, players largely fled to Europe, not only populating the continent's top circuits — Sweden, Finland and Switzerland — but also going to more unusual hockey markets such as France, Italy and Norway.
I suppose that, if you had a year to play in any league on the planet, you might use that opportunity to work and live a beat of the beaten hockey track.
Where would chose to go?
Habs and Hockey News
- Our Derek Lachine takes a cool look back at Sam Pollock's manoeuvring to bring Guy Lafleur to the Habs. Clearly, this kind of stuff would not happen nowadays.
- HabsWorld continues their Fantasy Focus series, today resting their attention on the less-than-popular Tomas Kaberle. Personally, I liked his acquisition and, with 22 points in 43 games, he did his part offensively even though the powerplay never clicked.
- Hockey Inside/Out look at the still unsigned P.K Subban.
- The Hockey News has a video interview with Nathan Beaulieu.
- The NHL's top prospects — including Montreal's Alex Galchenyuk — were in Toronto to shoot photos for 2012-13 trading cards.
- Gary Bettman and the NHL owners have submitted a new, less demanding proposal to the NHLPA. Still something the PA is likely to reject, the cap demands are far less onerous.
- The IIHF interview Marc Crawford, who recently signed a two-year deal to coach the Zurich Lions.
- THN's Rory Bolen shares his thoughts on a variety of subjects, including Taylor Hall's new deal and the CBA.