While the NHL and the NHLPA keep going around and around, fans are wondering if there's a point.
The 2012 NHL lockout is at the end of its first week, with preseason games having already been canceled. No progress has been made since it started, and players are already signing with teams in Europe.
There has been much speculation as to whether or not the NHL will lockout its players, but at this point, it looks like a done deal.
Europe isn't just a popular destination for vacations. It's also a popular destination for out-of-work NHLers looking to play during a long lockout.