LOCKOUT | Impact


LOCKOUT | Impact
No sale: The NHL's labor dispute has meant a long, hard winter for thousands of sporting goods stores, restaurants and other businesses that rely at least in part on hockey teams for their livelihood.
Overall impact: The lockout's overall impact isn't expected to hurt cities because fans will probably spend their entertainment dollars on other events.
Forecast: Many analysts believe the NHL will have to woo back fans once the dispute is resolved, and that could make for an even slower recovery for retailers.

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