There's no doubt that this winter could feel especially long if the National Hockey League (NHL) lockout continues. To help diehards cope, Web Sim Hockey is simulating the entire season online.
Every night at 8 p.m. EST, Web Sim Hockey will run simulated games according to the schedule in which the clubs would've actually been playing had there not been a lockout.
On the site, users can view all virtual matches, standings, as well as player statistics. The site even goes as far as simulating different in-game revenue streams. For instance, it says that last night's virtual game between the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks brought in $337,000 in ticket sales and $128,972 in beer sales.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have yet to play virtually this year, but no matter how they do online, I'm sure the media will commence trade talk before October is out.