NHL Lockout: Flames Opening Night, No Flames Vs. Vancouver Canucks Game

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The day is here. The snow is ready and so is your hockey obsessed heart, yet there is no opening night for the Calgary Flames. It's a sad day for the sport and hockey fans everywhere.

If you're feeling gloomy this Thursday, know that you're not alone. Many hockey fans took to Twitter to express their sadness over the lack of hockey action.

While some blamed greed:


Dallas
Sucks how there is no season opener tonight. Sad day for sports.

Others didn't exactly miss the Calgary Flames:


Matthew Soukas
the one good thing about the NHL lockout is that we oil fans need not hear about the calgary flames

Some found solace in watching baseball playoffs and others told us they plan to watch the Vice Presidential Debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.

Here are a few alternatives we came up with that you can indulge in now that... dare we say it... we may not have hockey for a while. Story continues below..
Six Things To Do If The NHL Lockout Continues
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But all these still don't make up for the lack of Calgary Flames Vs. Vancouver Canucks action. There will be no Alex Burrows to pester our forward line. No Cory Sarich to knock him into the boards. There will be no superstitious rituals to follow to make sure your team wins.

We're not really sure how this season is going to go by without shootouts, jerseys and plastic cups filled with beer. All we know is it's going to be a long, long winter.

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