The big story regarding the big lockout is that The Great Wayne Gretzky has spoken.
And Gretzky basically confirmed what everyone ought to know by now: this lockout is not about saving Canada's teams. More to the point, it's about saving Gretzky's team, the Phoenix Coyotes. And there's very little Gretzky can do to get these folks back to the bargaining table, other than say how sad it all is.
Word of advice to Gretzky: do something! The sport needs you to do something to save this league from itself.