Ducks wait out NHL opening day
The National Hockey League was set to open its season Thursday night, and Friday was to be the first real night of hockey at the Honda Center for the Ducks, and at Staples Center, where the Kings were to hang the team's Stanley Cup championship banner.
Both arenas, however, will be dark as the NHL's lockout – the third work stoppage in the past 18 years – has brought the season to a grinding halt. Some players are competing overseas or in the minor leagues while others mix working out on their own with shuttling their kids to school and tackling long-awaited projects at home.
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