Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 9/6/12
FRISCO, Texas -- Like their colleagues from around the National Hockey League, members of the Dallas Stars are starting to trickle into team headquarters and hitting the ice with their teammates in the hope that the 2012-13 NHL season will begin on time in October. Just for the record, Dallas is set to open on Oct. 13 at Phoenix. Of course, there is one major question mark hovering over the coming NHL season, the possibility of a lockout in 10 days. No matter whether they're fans or members of the media, those who follow the frozen game closely are well aware that the collective bargaining agreement between the players and the league expires on Sept. 15 and the owners have been threatening the dreaded "l" word as in lockout if they don't get what they want. Now a lot can happen in the next 10 days as the two sides are scheduled to meet again in New York next week, but at least for the time being, the Stars players who have already begun skating at the club's HQ in Frisco are takin...
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