Talks collapse and so does the hockey world.
While the situation isn't exactly "no news", it's close. Perhaps you can have a shred of hope that a resolution is forthcoming. At least, for the moment.
While fan discontent is bubbling over at the threat of a NHL work stoppage, the discontent lacks teeth because fans lack unity and organization.
The NHLPA is trying to prevent being locked out and NHL fans are upset and feeling powerless about it. But maybe both groups can help each other out.