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Empty ice, empty stands. Photo: <a href="">Brian Dooley</a>, CC <a href="">some rights reserved</a>
Empty ice, empty stands. Photo: Brian Dooley, CC some rights reserved

Ottawa hockey fans bemoan NHL lockout

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It was a grim weekend in Canada and across hockey country. The National Hockey League canceled its first regular season games as players and owners face off in a lockout. At the Royal Oak Pub on Bank Street in Ottawa, fans were disappointed.

Some sided with the players, others with the owners, but everyone agreed the absence of hockey had left a big hole in their lives--and in some cases, in their businesses. One said, "I am a hardcore NHL hockey fan, and...right now I literally don't care. They've broken my heart, and I don't care."

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David Sommerstein
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Last Saturday night, people across hockey country were despondent to not be hearing this.


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