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Lockout puts Garbutt's dream on hold

Updated: October 17, 2012, 11:00 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

FRISCO, Texas -- It is a beautiful, sunny day in this north Dallas suburb. Still, there is a sense of unusual quiet surrounding the Dr. Pepper Center, practice home of the Dallas Stars.

For his entire life, this place or one like it somewhere, anywhere around the NHL universe, has been a destination for Ryan Garbutt, a kind of beacon.

Even in the wake of a stunning new proposal from the National Hockey League aimed at ending the month-old lockout of its players, the Dr. Pepper Center ...

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