"Hi, I'm Gary Bettman, commissioner of the National Hockey League. Firstly, I'd like to apologize on behalf of myself, the owners I represent, and the NHLPA. We've all just realized what an awful mistake we've made, and as such, have resigned a new collective bargaining agreement. Effective immediately, the 2012-2013 NHL season will resume. We will even let the Florida Panthers rehire their mascot."

Man, I wish that was the case. But unfortunately, it seems like the NHL may be locked out for a very long time. It's a shame to see millionaires squabble over percentages while the most important players, the fans, get screwed over.While the league and the players argue and bicker, we are left out in the cold. But with the second lockout in ten years, we are fed up.

A few online hockey fans have decided to do something about it. This season, the players are locked out, but not the fans. We will be covering a simulated 2012-2013 season, using EA's NHL 13. We will follow the schedule day by day, game by game. We will provide streams for CPU vs. CPU games, as well as articles, recaps, and various other blog articles. We will also provide standings and stats for all teams as the season progresses. In short, we are creating our own NHL hockey season.

Bear with us over the next few days as we set up the streaming, organize staff, and get this simulated league off  the ground. If you are interested to be a writer,video guy, odd job man, hold tight, as I will soon post information for how others can get involved.

In the meantime, bookmark this blog, check frequently, and tell your friends.

We aren't trying to send anyone a message. Well, I guess we are.

No matter what happens, we won't lose our hockey.