HAGERSTOWN - At least one former professional hockey player who was in the Hagerstown area for an exhibition game Sunday had plenty of colorful words to described the lockout that has thwarted the 2004-05 National Hockey League season thus far.
But most of them can't be printed in a newspaper.
Philadelphia Flyers franchise alumni Frank "The Animal" Bialowas, Bob "The Hound" Kelly, Brian Propp and Joe Watson spoke candidly Sunday about the NHL's lockout and possibility of a canceled season.
"We're going to have to work really hard to get the fans back," Kelly said.
Today, the NHL lockout reaches its 138th day and more than half of the scheduled regular-season games will have been canceled, according to ESPN's Web site. Among the key sticking points is team owners' desire for a salary cap and the severe financial instability that has haunted several teams in recent years.