We know, its scary to think about it. While we're all praying to the hockey Gods to give us a season full of cheerful, body checking, energized hockey, its always good to be prepared for the worst.
If the NHL and Players' Association can't come to an agreement soon, there is a Plan B. From making babies to considering a move, we've put together a list of hockey alternatives, if it shall come to that.
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Let's face it, it's going to be a cold, long winter. We might as well contribute to society and make some babies. It will keep us busy till springtime and hopefully we won't miss hockey as much.
Hey, if there's one big stereotype about Canadians its that we live in igloos. Why not take this winter to build some? We might as well look into these architecturally amazing properties, now that we don't need a house to plug our T.V.'s into.
The ice is fresh and the hockey lovers free... its the obvious solution. Bring those sticks out and get rolling on the ice!
Minor League Hockey
Hockey is hockey and these minor league players are pretty darn good!
Let's face it, Canada is incomplete without hockey. Maybe it's time to venture out to brighter horizons and indulge in some cricket in Australia or soccer from Brazil. Hasta la vista, baby!
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