Jose Theodore, who has already been through one lockout, admitted that he is concerned about the possibility of being locked out again.
"The last time around, I was 27 so I dealt with it as, 'Oh, I have a lot more years left,' " Theodore said. "We had a good thing going last year and we really want to get back at it. I'm preparing as if nothing is going to happen, but you have it in the back of your mind. You worry this thing might drag out." The Florida Panthers made the playoffs in 2011-12 for the first time since 2000, but lost in the first round. This is a critical season for them as they try to take their team to the next level.