The 2012 NHL lockout is now over a week old and there is no end in sight.
It's unfortunate that fans can say they are used to this feeling with two previous lockouts that lasted half-a-season and a full season. With two very stubborn businessmen in Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr in charge of the NHL and NHLPA respectively, things certainly don't look good.
With many things for the two sides to agree upon, it is hard to believe that the NHL regular season can begin on time.
Here are five of the biggest talking points that the two sides will be discussing during the lockout.