The National Hockey League and its players have less than 10 days to reach a new collective bargaining agreement. The current contract expires on Sept. 15 and no new talks are scheduled. Businesses surrounding the Xcel Energy Center are concerned. Tom Reid, owner of Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub, tells WCCO Wild home games generate more than 30 percent of his annual business.
WCCO notes the Minnesota Wild sold roughly 4,000 season tickets since the team signed Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.
This would be the second NHL lockout since the 2004-2005 season -- which was a complete loss.