Paul Bissonnette says the lockout has been a "wake-up call" for what he'll do once his career is over.
This is the harsh reminder that fringe players don't always have it so easy when they aren't working. Bissonnette played only in 31 games last year, managing just over six minutes of ice time, so he's smartly been using the down time now to figure out what he'd do without hockey. "It's kind of a wake-up call as far as preparing for the end of your career, because the fact that right now there's no hockey as if there wouldn't be, what am I going to do after that?" Bissonnette said. "I know it's a question a lot of guys struggle with, and there are a lot of guys who run through their money and they don't have any on the other end. I'm definitely taking a hard look at that, figuring out some things to see what I want to do on the other end of it."