No lockout for the tube
At least with the NHL lockout continuing for the full season (nearly a given at this point), there will be more other hockey to be seen on Canadian television. The World Junior Championship will dominate television coverage for the two week period following Christmas, and then Sportsnet is going to be showing Swedish Elite League games in prime time. Just wait until the masses see how dull hockey in that league actually is. So much for the big rink solving pro hockey's woes.