Former Ottawa Senator Shaun Van Allen recalls shortened season and says something similar would be great this season

Former Senator Shaun Van Allen. (Ottawa Sun file photo)

Former Senator Shaun Van Allen. (Ottawa Sun file photo)

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:18 AM ET

OTTAWA - If the NHL manages to get its act together in time to play a 48-game season like it did when the 1994-95 labour dispute was settled, whatever remaining fans the league has will be in for a real treat.

Martin Brodeur thinks so, as the Devils goalie told La Presse newspaper in Montreal on Tuesday the hastily arranged campaign 18 years ago was akin to five months of playoffs.

“Each meeting was important,” remembered Brodeur, whose team won the Cup that spring. “The calibre of play will be strong when we go again. The guys can not wait to return. We will have good hockey.”


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