The lockout is frustrating to players, coaches, teams and fans who want the NHL to get back to business.
The lockout has been going on since Sept. 15. A number of players have decided to play in European leagues. This makes sense because it brings in revenue while their NHL paychecks have stopped, and it also helps keep players in shape.
It also carries risk because injuries are always a possibility.
But not all players have gone overseas. Additionally, coaches and team officials have largely stayed home for the duration of the lockout.
Here's a look at six of the ways some NHLers are spending their time away from the NHL.