Lockout's don't bother me in the least bit. They are a necessary evil for both sides. Every future purchase I make will be based on future entertainment, nothing that happened in the past. All this kicking and screaming about not supporting the NHL is loony. You follow because you love the sport, not to be part of the business as a valued stakeholder.
Foster's shot will get respect and that should open the seam for Kovalchuk or Elias who are great passers. Kovalchuk passes so hard that he doesn't need much room. When seam's open up so do the plays down low. When one thing opens up everything opens up.