Originally written on Puck Drunk Love  |  Last updated 11/14/14

We ran an article prior to the NHL lockout that discussed what a couple former players and a current NHL agent thought about the impending lockout. They offered their predictions about how long a lockout might last if one was to transpire.

Well, the lockout is here in all of its ugly glory. We asked you, the fans, through Twitter to offer up your predictions for when you think the NHL and the NHLPA will wise up and end this silly lockout. The answers, as expected, were unique and insightful in demonstrating that while we are all connected in fighting the lockout we all have a different view as to when hockey will return.

As mentioned above, the answers in response to the question "When will the lockout end?" were all over the map. Some were optimistic, some a bit less hopeful and there were even a few that found humor during a sad time.

Hopeful

@frozennotes in 10-14 days

— TSNPhotography (@TSNPhotography) September 17, 2012

@frozennotes Late October

— Andrew Allsman (@STLBluesWriter) September 17, 2012

@frozennotes About 4-6 weeks.

— nikki venegoni (@nikkiv22) September 17, 2012

@frozennotes November-ish.

— Starla Mint (@itsjuststarla) September 17, 2012

@frozennotes I'll give it till October 4. I think we will see some preseason games.

— Zach Westfall (@zach_westfall) September 17, 2012

Less Hopeful

@frozennotes I interviewed Brendan Witt, and he said the owner's are fine until January. I'll say January; less competition with football.

— Jeff Kleiman (@J_dizzle_caps) September 17, 2012

When is the next olympics.... #IwishIwaskidding RT@frozennotes Poll for a future post: When do you think the NHL lockout will end?

— Justin Williams (@justin03) September 17, 2012

@frozennotes In time for the Winter Classic.Figure a couple weeks early for training camp, so deal needs to be done mid-December.

— Geoff Upchurch (@GeoffUpchurch) September 17, 2012

@frozennotes next year

— Michael Mitchell (@Mike_Mitchell72) September 17, 2012

Hilarious

Taylor Swift's song is oddly appropriate here, as seen in one response.

@frozennotes never. The nhl and nhlpa are never, ever, ever getting baacckkk together!

— Jenny Buehler (@jennybuehler) September 17, 2012

@frozennotes When Donald Fehr remembers the safety-word. #ItsShootout

— Jason McAdams (@JMill1120) September 17, 2012

Don't see your opinion reflected above or want you make your own prediction? Offer it below in the comments.

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