At 36, Jeff Halperns days as an NHL player are nearing an end.
The top negotiators for the NHL and its players association have returned to the bargaining table after a 3 -hour break on Tuesday in New York.
With no guarantee that the NHL season will start on-time, the American Hockey League may provide local fans with one of the few outlets for live professional hockey in the months ahead.
Tighten those chin straps, hockey fans.
By Ben Raby