As seems to be his forte as commissioner, Gary Bettman has once again guided the NHL and NHLPA to such an impasse that a player lockout has occurred. Without further breaking down the trifecta Bettman has managed to achieve on his career as commissioner, Chicagoland hockey fans are left to wonder what to do.
Of course, the White Sox are pushing for the playoffs. The Bears are just starting up a very promising season, and the Bulls preseason starts reasonably soon.
For many, however, the love of the sport of hockey is much stronger than the love of any one team or player. The desire and passion to view the sport finds its way past the NHL lockout, or potential classic Hawks games on CSN.
There are plenty of hockey options in the Chicagoland area, as is the case with just about any major metropolitan area in the Midwest or Northeast. Listed here are a few of the top options.