Sep 10, 2012, 7:40 PM EST
“I can’t wait for the opportunity to throw my Buffalo Sabres jersey on,” Ott said. “Hopefully it starts in October, and it’s ready to go. I love this team. It’s a young team, but it’s molded right.”
Being traded can make a player anxious to prove himself in a normal season, so Ott says a lockout would really be a shame.
“It’s tough,” Ott said. “We want to play, and we want to get going. I think every single guy is ready to go. It would be a complete shame if the doors are locked by ownership.”
Think of all the pent-up pestering energy Ott might have if a lockout goes long.
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