NHL owners let yesterday’s self-imposed deadline for a new CBA come and go, refusing to even meet with Donald Fehr and the NHLPA. This comes one week after Gary Bettman apparently stormed out on the players’ counteroffer presentation. The league has begun to permanently cancel games today, possibly including marquee events like the outdoor Winter Classic and the All-Star Game.
Not surprisingly, many hockey fans are fed up with Bettman and his league of perpetual lockouts. Unlike last time, when a bevy of new rules and young superstars had fans flocking back, plenty of hockey diehards are vowing that this time they’re done. They want to take their attention and their dollars elsewhere.
But where? That’s where we come in. If you’re a soon-to-be former hockey fan looking for a new source of entertainment, use this handy flowchart to pick the perfect replacement for the NHL.