Itâ€™s over when teams give the season ticket money back. If you hear this is happening (not about to happen, may happen etc.) then its over. If the rumours of the NHL springing back to life are annoying to you, or are interfering with your natural grieving process (Kubler-Rossâ€™s five stages: Denial, Anger, More Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance, Replacement Players) then just stay away for a few more days. By then either the NHL/NHLPA will have a joint press conference to talk about their new partnership, looking anything but partner like, or the season ticket money will start flowing back to the fans, for use in developing emotional and addictive ties to another avoidance-of-real-life pastimes, such as porn collecting, online poker, basketball, and fishing. Whatever it is, remember it beats work and welcome to this weekend! P.S. Sorry for starting a new thread â€“ please add this to the â€œRumors Are Starting To Fadeâ€ thread that was so predictive and informative.