For the past three months the headline story in all the newspapers, TV news etc in Canada has been about the NHL lockout and possible cancellation of the season. Even though the season is now officially cancelled, I'm sure that it will continue to be in the headlines and the "news" will be cluttered with interviews from just about every hockey player, executive, retired player, politician, hockey fan, and whoever has any sort of opinion on this. On the other hand, I see that there is virtually no coverage of this in the US. Does the NHL and its players really think that hockey is one of the four major sports in North America when nobody in the US seems to miss it? I just think it's hard to feel sorry for locked-out players who make millions a year in a sport that isn't terribly popular in the US and doesn't even have a major TV deal. Anybody agree or not?