NHL lockout squashes fans' opening night traditions

10/11/2012 12:16 EDT | Updated 12/11/2012 05:12 EST
Tonight was supposed to be the opening night of the NHL season and we asked what you had planned for the big night. Were you headed to a game, hanging out with friends or sticking with a tradition?

Here are a sampling of the responses we received from our Facebook fans:

Sarah Golueke: We would have been ordering a pizza, and watching a game on TV together as a family.

Earl Shiflett: I had tickets and I was refunded for the cancellation, Never again NHL.

Michael DiGiacomo: Driving up to Boston to see my Devils take on the Bruins. This is BS! sucks big time.

Thomas Mason: Nothing...its the first night of the season. I work from 12-8 pm and then going to goodlife fitness for a workout. I have a life outside NHL hockey.

Donny Bush: i would be going to watch the leafs beat the Habs in maple leafs sq

Jason Rae: Had planned on watching the season opener,now,not sure. Likely try to find some jr. hockey to watch,or some wet paint thats drying.

Stewart Robertson: I was going to watch hockey on TV and drink some rum. Now I guess its just the rum.

Mattie Edwards: i'm putting on my NHL jersey tomorrow for I wishing to see the games. and my time was going to be in front TV to injoy a preseason game.

Gerald D Chornoby: Watch hockey and have a few cold ones like all Canadians do!

Jill Montgomery: I guess I will have to put my Leafs jersey and watch the baseball playoffs, this is just sad. It is only money after all. People live without it everyday.

Derek Labbee: I would've taken my family to a sens game but I guess my one night out there will be an extra mortgage payment this month.