It's 45 degrees out there right now. We're at the point where the NHL regular season should be underway. But because of the stupid lockout, that's not happening. One of my favorite things to do on a cool fall evening is to build a fire in the fireplace and watch the Wings. Since that's not an option, this evening I think I'll thumb my nose at Gary Bettman, stoke up the fireplace and watch the Tigers beat up on the A's!