Players prep for possibility of lockout
March, 15, 2012
By Craig Custance | ESPN.com
Jeff Gross/Getty ImagesIn the event of an NHL work stoppage, Dustin Brown wants to be prepared.CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- The last time there was a work stoppage in the NHL, life was much different for Dustin Brown. When the lockout hit hockey in 2004, Brown was coming off his rookie season. He had some money left over from a signing bonus and a two-way deal that meant he could earn money in the minors while negotiations dragged out.
The biggest difference? He didn't have three children to support as he does now. So this time around, he's much more prepared. I asked him if he's started saving money in case there's a lockout and there was no hesitation.