Mar 15, 2012, 11:11 AM EST
Just in case there’s a work stoppage after the CBA expires on Sept. 15, Kings forward Dustin Brown is starting to load up his piggy bank.
“Yeah. Just preparing, you never know,” Brown, a father of three, told ESPN’s Craig Custance. “It’s a lot more important for me this time around in regards to my personal situation and what I have to look out for. It’s definitely something all players are keeping an eye on.”
Brown’s in the fourth year of a six-year, $19.05 million contract, so assuming he’s not a member of the Fabergé Egg of the Month Club, it shouldn’t take too long to build up a rainy-day fund.
Custance also spoke to a number of NHL agents about the possibility of a lockout. The majority have been advising their clients to at least prepare for one, even if there’s mostly optimism that common sense will prevail in the end.
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