We miss NHL games so much that DH is watching junior hockey - Moosejaw vs Edmonton. This NHL stike has me really ticked for 2 main reasons, one personal and one not. The personal one is that last Christmas our younger son gave us tix to a game (@ San Jose). They bought 6 tix - for DH & me and our older son and daughter-in-law. It was for a Saturday game in March. On that day, my husband fainted and we rushed him to the hosp via ambulance. They didn't find anything wrong with his heart. He didn't have a stroke. They determined that he was dehydrated. They didn't admit him and he followed up with his own doctor on Monday. BUT - after spending the afternoon in the ER, he wasn't up to going to the game (we convinced the kids to go ahead and go - they did) DH was asleep in his recliner when the game came on TV. We said that we'd buy 6 tix this season and treat the gang to a game, since we couldn't go last March. Now younger DS and DDIL are moving to NY, so we won't have the oportunity to do this fun family event. The non-personal reason is that many downtown San Jose (where the arena is located) restaurants depend on the hockey season for their revenue. It saddens me that those places suffer because of this stupid lock-out. I just wish these idiot millionaire owners would settle!