Five players we could have lost
The lockout could have cost us more than a season. It could have robbed us of the chance to see a few guys in action for one more season. Here are five players we might have lost if the entire season were lost (in other words, welcome back for at least one more kick at the can):Philadelphia Flyers. He became a huge hit in the Flyers' locker room with his work ethic and interplay with the young players. Injuries slowed him as the season wore on, but Jagr was still a key cog on one of the NHL's most explosive forward units, playing with Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell. Jagr, who will turn 41 in February, signed a one-year deal with Dallas and should give the Stars terrific offensive balance up front along with Derek Roy and Ray Whitney.
Saku Koivu, Anaheim DucksAlthough his offensive production has slipped in recent years -- Koivu, 38, had only 38 points in 74 games for the Ducks last season -- he remains the consummate pro.
New York Rangers to seven games in a first-round playoff loss.Pittsburgh Penguins, where he played top-six minutes and controlled the puck on the blue line on the Pens' potent power play. After beginning the season playing with Evgeni Malkin, Sullivan played with captain Sidney Crosby for the latter part of the regular season and the playoffs. Look for Sullivan, 38, to have similar responsibilities with Dave Tippett's Coyotes, who will be looking to replace some of the offense lost with Ray Whitney's departure to Dallas.
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