It’s been a rough month for hockey players.
The National Hockey League has been dealing with a string of injuries that have seen players suspended for up to seven games for an average of five days.
The lockout has also forced the teams to make changes to their practices.
But as the NHL season enters its fourth week, some players are starting to put the lockout behind them and start to get back to work.
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the NHL is starting to see positive trends in players’ performances after the lockout.
“It’s been good for the players, because they have a good amount of time to rest,” Stein told Stein & Kelly.
Stein pointed out that the NHL has been able to make some positive changes in terms of injuries, with players like Brandon Saad getting his first taste of NHL action after he was injured in February.
However, there are still some questions about whether players will see a positive impact from the lockout, especially since the NHL did not implement a plan to implement a salary cap until the start of the season.
Players, coaches, and even general managers have been pushing for a salary-cap increase.
It’s clear that the players are tired of being treated like a second-class citizen and want to see changes.
But is it really enough to push the players to get a pay raise?
The answer is not as simple as you might think.
The fact that the lockout has had no effect on the players’ play has left many in the industry feeling that the system is broken.
ESPN’s Mike Heika recently sat down with former NHLer Scott Wilson to discuss the players and the situation.
In the video above, Wilson discusses how players are feeling after the NHL lockout, why he believes the league needs to change its structure, and what he thinks the league should do to change things.