The NHL should be opening its regular season with four games Thursday night and then a nationally televised game Friday between the reigning Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers.
Instead, hockey fans are being treated to the league's third lockout since 1995, courtesy of commissioner Gary Bettman and team owners.
So here's our attempt to provide a little puck content that's easier on the eyes than coverage of gross revenue, salary escrow and other "core economic issues." Check out hockey stars and their famous significant others:
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