January 18, 2013
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville, bottom left, speaks to his team during NHL hockey practice, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Chicago. The Blackhawks are scheduled to begin their lockout-shortened, 48-game regular season against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday in Los Angeles.
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The 48-game sprint of a hockey season hasn't even started, and NHL players are already winded. There is very little in terms of a blueprint on how to prep for a lockout-shortened season that will be crammed into just 99 days after less than a week of training camp.