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.
Europe isn't just a popular destination for vacations. It's also a popular destination for out-of-work NHLers looking to play during a long lockout.
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.