Last month, the National Hockey League offered its players a 50-50 revenue split in hopes of ending this year’s lockout.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough. Now, Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals has gone back to Russia to play. The 2013 Winter Classic has been canceled. And hockey fans all over have accepted the most likely truth.
There will be no NHL season.
The news has been met by shrugs from many (“It’s football season anyway,” they say) and disappointment from loyal hockey followers.
But the crazy Philadelphia Flyers fan who lives above you and screams (or used to) after every goal isn’t the only one feeling the pain of this lockout. Hockey is more than a pastime to many companies; it’s a money-maker.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at five stocks wishing pucks were dropping this winter: