The past few months have been a difficult one for us hockey fans. With the NHL and the NHLPA still not being able to come to an agreement it’s discouraging. You would think that a billion dollar corporation would make sure that work would continue as usual, however that doesn’t seem to be the case, as both sides continue to be stubborn about the entire situation. The lockout has had a lasting effect on a wide range of different people. Whether you’re a fan of the game, a player, or even someone who works as a cleanup guy for the arena, you have probably felt some of the effects. Unfortunately, no one knows exactly when this lockout will come to an end. Hopefully its sooner rather than later.
With no NHL here in North America, many of the players have resorted to going overseas and signing with teams in a multitude of different leagues across the Eastern Hemisphere. Players have been signing with teams in many different countries such as Germany, Russia, and even Sweden. [Read more…]