As with any labor negotiation, some fans will side with players, while others support management.
The last time the NHL shut its doors an entire season was lost. Back in 1994-95, the league salvaged a 48-game season.
In the event of a lockout, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis is providing season ticket holders a 1 percent APR on their account funds.
When Quebec's Labor Board rejected the players' call for an injunction against a lockout, both sides claimed victory.