Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 9/18/12
Sadly, but not surprisingly, the NHL lockout became official Saturday. It’s the third time in Gary Bettman’s career as commissioner the NHL has locked out the players, and the second time in the past eight years. MSF’s own Peter Stewart summarized the situation very well Sunday. The CBA negotiations are practically at a standstill. I doubt the NHLPA will concede any time soon. NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr has a history of standing firm and not giving in, and he’s done just that so far. Some players have already signed with other leagues. As much as fans, including myself, would like to watch our favorite players play, my guess is you don’t have the money or time to fly overseas to make that happen. So here are four ways to get your hockey fill without the NHL. 1.) Go See Your Local AHL Team I am sure minor league hockey will see a spike in attendance for as long as the NHL lockout goes on. NHL teams have already sent some of their players down to their affiliated AH...
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