The Sabres were supposed to play their fifth preseason game tonight, an exhibition in Columbus against the Blue Jackets. Because a bunch of rich guys can't figure out how to split $3.3 billion per year, the game has been canceled.
That unfortunately brings us to our fifth edition of: Who is hurting tonight because of the lockout?
*It's the guys who were supposed to work the huge grill at bd's Mongolian Grill across from Nationwide Arena, but some aren't on the schedule because there's no game-night crowd coming.
*It's the waitress at Schmidt's Sausage Haus who won't get extra tips from Buffalo customers who made the drive to Columbus.
*It's the person who normally gets paid to fire the Civil War-style cannon every time the Blue Jackets score.
*It's the person who was supposed to be working in the bowels of the arena changing kegs so the fans could have a cold one.
Again, it's not the players and owners.