There are less than two weeks to go until the September 15 expiry of the NHL's current Collective Bargaining Agreement. No new talks are scheduled between the league and its players, and the prospect of a lockout is starting to look inevitable.
As the millionaire players and billionaire owners battle for their rightful piece of the pie, it's easy to feel indignant at the selfishness of both sides. We want our hockey!
Let's not forget that an NHL work stoppage runs much deeper than simply putting the players out of work. Inside and outside every arena, there's a trickle-down effect.
Here's a look at the people and businesses who stand to lose if the NHL locks out its players on September 15.