NHL Lockout: Facing Hockey Addiction


After weeks of speculation the NHL lockout is now a reality. Disgruntled fans are calling it a showdown between billionaires and millionaires. But some say the time-out could spark much-needed soul-searching. In a country where Hockey-ness is next to Godly-ness, a lockout of players and the resulting expectation of days, nights, weeks .. months without a favourite team is worthy of a study in cultural trauma. Then again, some see an unexpected freedom, a redemption or something positive in a winter without the league.