5 years ago

Ryan Malone has come up with a solid way to avoid getting caught up in the ups and downs of the NHL lockout negotiations.

"Until there's a deal there's not a deal," he said. "So until that happens we just keep carrying on as usual and see what happens it's not worth getting too excited over something you can't control anymore." His new Tampa Bay teammate, Sami Salo, said "players are preparing themselves not to expect too much out of these meetings until we really get something concrete," which makes sense as well.