NHL Lockouts Nothing New

Since the mid-’90s, the National Hockey League lockouts have really affected arena electricity bills – meaning there have been a lot of dark nights.

The lockouts from 1994 to the present have resulted in nearly 10 percent of games being canceled.

In 1994-95, the NHL canceled 468 games. In 2004-5, 1,230 games were lost, and the current lockout has dropped 526 games through Dec. 30 with more likely, according to the New York Times.

In the same time span, professional baseball and basketball have seen a strike and a lockout, with baseball missing 948 games and basketball missing 704.

The National Football League had a lockout in 2011 that eliminated most of the preseason, but the regular season continued as usual.