NHL Fans Once Again in Uncomfortable Position With Potential Labor Unrest Looming

NHL Fans Once Again in Uncomfortable Position With Potential Labor Unrest LoomingThe big question NHL fans want answered is an obvious one: Will there be hockey in 2012-13?

The league's current collective bargaining agreement is set to expire in about six weeks, and when it does, it could jeopardize at least part of the 2012-13 season. That is, of course, unless a new labor deal is agreed upon.

Depending on who you ask, though, that may not happen, at least not before the mid-September deadline. With the lockout of 2004-05 fresh in hockey fans' minds, the league is playing with fire if they allow another work stoppage to occur just a few years later.