The third NHL lockout in 18 years is a frustrating time for fans, players and some owners. All the offseason improvements at the draft, through free agency and trades are being put on hold.
The league has already started cancelling preseason games, and with no progress being made on a new collective bargaining agreement, the 2012-13 season is in jeopardy. The preseason games and training camp are a great time to evaluate players and develop chemistry for the upcoming season.
Teams that have spent money this offseason in an attempt to make a Stanley Cup run have to be frustrated.
Denver Post columnist Adrian Dater says that the lack of progress has all but wiped out the 2012 portion of the upcoming season.
The following five teams may be the most upset of all.