Tampa Bay preparing different plans as possible NHL lockout draws near
Syracuse general manager Julien BriseBois said the Lightning organization has drawn up a couple of different scenarios depending upon how NHL CBA negotiations progess.
BriseBois said if there is no lockout, camp would open in Syracuse on Oct. 1. The Crunch would then leave for its preseason games in Newfoundland the next day. BriseBois said he did not know if coach Jon Cooper would schedule a practice here on Oct. 1.
If there is a lockout, camp would open here on Sept. 28. That would allow time for practices in the War Memorial before the Newfoundland trip.