I figured I'd start up some conversation here. I'm not sure what markets you all live in, but here in buffalo, Hockey is a big deal. I'm really missing the NHL this time of year and I really want this lockout to end. To me it's a bunch of bullshit as to why the players didn't accept the owners offer. The NHLPA is such a crock of shit. Their union means nothing to the players because if it did they wouldn't be over seas right now playing hockey. They would be at home with the other players who aren't getting paychecks. Our local radio station afternoon show was basically stating the same thing. To me the players should take the deal that they have on the table now, because I don't think that they will be getting much more. As for the players who are off over seas playing in the KHL and Swedish leagues, If I was a player that was sitting at home holding out, I would be livid beyond belief. Unions are a bunch of bullshit and all the union exec's care about is their pockets, not the pockets of the players they represent. In short get the deal done and lets get the damn season started already!