Many NHL players are ramping up their workouts with the hope that a 48-game schedule will start on January 19th.
Daniel Cleary and a number of Detroit players will intensify their workouts this week and will play in five-on-five games with some Phoenix players. "Our goal is to get a good week of five-on-five games, with maybe a referee, focusing on the little things: stopping and starting, the attention to detail, the defensive side of the game, a little bit. And, if things go well, it'll make sure you're ready", said Cleary. Many NHL players have either started or will start the same process, including the Penguins under the leadership of Sidney Crosby. Let's hope these scrimmages are not in vain.