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The forgotten lockout

If the NHL is in the middle of a season-killing lockout, then how come no one cares?

Updated: May 31, 2005, 2:29 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Editor's Note: This article appears in the February 14 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

During a dinner at Sonny McLean's last week, my personal highlight wasn't the various toasts, the tasty buffalo wings, the one guy who inexplicably brought his girlfriend, or even our waitress's reaction to her $110 tip (we couldn't figure out how to split a $290 check 18 ways). My favorite moment was when Eli suddenly griped, "You know what's killing me? This NHL lockout!"

At first we all ...

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