Remember hockey? The NHL lockout is looking as ugly as, if not uglier than, last year's NBA lockout. We are now in day 53 of it—is there any hope?

So far the NHL lockout has cost fans dozens of games, plus the 2013 Winter Classic. The players and owners met on Wednesday in New York City to discuss possible options. They reportedly met for over five hours, and according to former Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Doug MacLean, it was a "waste of time."

Meetings are scheduled to resume on Thursday, but with the nor'easter that just hit the East Coast, that could delay things even more.