I haven't told anyone this yet. And I'm not sure anyone is going to believe me. But here goes:
This is supposed to be the first weekend of the the 2012-13 NHL season. The Wings were supposed to have played their first game on Thursday night. I should be so excited and happy about having hockey back, that I shouldn't be able to contain myself. But, this is not the way it is right now. There is a labor dispute between the players and owners and a lockout has been imposed. All of the pre-season games and all of the October games have been canceled. There is a very, very, very good chance that there will be NO NHL season this year--again. And I will be left with no hockey to watch.
And my secret is this: right at this moment, I'm not really all that sad that there may be no hockey this year!*
*Of course, this may change at any time. :D