Another item in the Things I Don't Care About department:
Apparently they're on strike. Presumably the hockey season is being affected. I don't notice a bit.
I've been to one NHL game, a San Jose Sharks game. It was pretty dull, made worse by the absolute emptiness all around the arena. The University of Michigan has a great atmosphere for college hockey. The crowd is loud and obnoxious, the band (!) is deafening, the arena is ancient, with a low ceiling and brick walls, and the team is good (two national championships while I was in law school). I went to a couple of games. And was bored. Hockey doesn't interest me at all.