I know this is technically a sports question, but hear me out. The NHL begins their lockout today - the third work stoppage in Commissioner Garry Betnam's 18-year tenure. Given how dearly Canadians hold hockey, I thought a thread about it might be appropriate. Focus: What does the lockout mean for hockey? Anything? Alt. Focus: Should sports teams be allowed to stop work? Does the fact that this is a dispute between millionaires and billionaires take away from the credibility of negotiations? Alt. Alt. Focus: Organized labour in general, although I don't know if that will have legs.