Hockey Night in Canada Scotland and Ireland

Is it October yet?  Yes, October is here, and with it comes all of the glorious things fall has to offer–apple picking, pumpkin-inspired everything, corn mazes, and of course, the seasonal return of the world’s best sport, ice hockey!

Except of course, that this year is different. All too reminiscent of eight years ago, the NHL and NHLPA have failed to come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement. As John Vogl from The Buffalo News puts it, “a bunch of rich guys can’t figure out how to split $3.3 billion per year.” As a result, First Niagara Center and the other 29 NHL arenas will sit dark during forfeited games.

So what now?

Over two weeks have now passed since the start of the lockout. All preseason games have been cancelled, and only a small miracle is likely to prevent regular season games from…

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