With professional hockey in lockdown over financial issues, many people who have invested in large high definition televisions to watch hockey are wondering what to do with their nights.
Well wonder no longer, as there is a high definition world to enjoy right in your own backyard.
Join a service club or board. For those few hours a week you would be in front of the television, spend volunteering your time investing back in your community or helping out with some necessary projects.
Go watch a live hockey game. The pros do not have a monopoly on Canada's game, with action on the ice in rinks around the Southwest on pretty much a nightly basis. These people are your neighbours and friends, and I'm sure they would enjoy have a few more people in the stands motivating them to do their best.
Go for a walk. If you are looking for high definition, walking under a moonlit sky during an evening walk is actually quite theraputic.
I'm also pretty sure if you grabbed an old hockey stick and a tennis ball, and set out some winter boots for goals, you could get a rousing game of road hockey going. It would be a reminder of how much fun the game is, and serve as a real reminder that the business side of sports overlooks the fans - fans who are well on their way to pursuing their love for the game on their own terms.