St. Louis cautioned though that players will take their time before making a decision, but it's something that will definitely be considered
[sny-box color=E6F1FF]"If it gets to October, it usually means (a lockout) will go longer. You have to be patient before you go to Europe, but it's definitely an option guys will look into." [/sny-box]
St. Louis played in Switzerland during the 2004-05 lockout.
Following the 04-05 lockout John Tortorella said that he was afraid that his players would pick up bad habits while playing in Europe.
In 2008 the Swiss league decided to stay with their rules of four imported players per game and up to eight on a team during the season.