The latest symbol of puckhead frustration? Locking out your hockey-inspired Halloween pumpkins, apparently ...
RunsWithHawksKevin, a Chicago Blackhawks fan, sent over this image of his locked-out pumpkin, as the Greatest Logo In Hockey (indisputable) is engulfed in chains. A great fan protest, as well as an accurate representation of the Marian Hossa contract.
We also received this from Minnesota Wild fan Dan Collins with the message: "Going to be a sad Halloween."
We've covered the awesome phenomenon of NHL pumpkins before on Puck Daddy, and expect we'll see a few as Spooky Candy Day approaches. If you create one, we'd suggest you follow the meme: Lock Out Your NHL Pumpkin. Oh, and send an image of it to firstname.lastname@example.org for future posting, if that's what you're into.
Or, failing that: Create an elaborate recreation of the NHL CBA talks using Halloween iconography. We can't wait to see a Nativity Scene-esque staging of the negotiations starring Gourd-y Bettman and 'Don Fear', whom we imagine would be a white pumpkin with glowing red eyes.