Andy McDonald was driving to the rink in St. Louis on Thursday morning, instead of heading to a pregame skate in Denver where his Blues would have been had the NHL lockout not wiped out his season opener. "It’s pretty disappointing," McDonald told ESPN.com Thursday, en route to a skate involving 8-9 players. "At first everyone thought the season would just be delayed. Now a lot of people think this thing might go all year. I mean, it’s shocking, in a sense."