There's gonna be a season this year though, so it's really more like "What will I do until mid-December?"
I think it will be settled way before that. An agreement is not imminent but they are talking daily and there is no "deal breaker" like the cap in 04-05. It's all about the % of revenue, at some point they'll meet in the middle...I expect a deal within 3 weeks. season will start on time maybe with a shortened camp.
I'm so disappointed in both the NHL and the players for this mess. We all knew there was going to be differences and both sides just sat and waited till the last minute to negotiate. I knew at the beginning of the end of last season I would be here at this time going, "Man, I miss hockey and it looks like there won't be any..." Where's the foresight?
Unless the NHL had decided a long time ago that it would demand a drastic change in the revenue split and knew there would be a lock out.
I wrote both TSN and RDS and told both if there's an NHL lockout that I would be glad to watch the Bulldogs this season. If there's no hockey at all, I'll just continue my life as is now. More movies and TV.
If I was a business owner tied to this circus then I'd be depressed. But I'm not, so I don't really give a damn right now. Around February, I'd miss it a bit but then will probably do something more useful instead.