Penguins in prime position whenever lockout ends - Article Photos 1/3

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby keeps his eyes on the puck as he bounces hit off his stick during a hockey workout on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the IceoPlex in Canonsburg, Pa. Crosby knows the NHL season, if and when it starts, will be a sprint. That should favor teams like the Penguins, who endured little turnover in the long offseason. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)