Carolina coach Kirk Muller knows that getting off to a quick start and maintaining momentum are crucial in a shortened season.
"Momentum is going to be a big thing," Muller said. "Momentum at the start is going to be crucial. I think the backup goalie is going to be an interesting topic. It's always important, but more so this year. The depth of your organization and your hockey team are going to be important. Can you stay healthy and pop guys in?" Muller has been busy during the lockout formulating his training camp strategy and now he'll get to put it to the test.