The NHL is a lot like your run-of-the-mill '80s hair band. It was popular. It still has a base of hardcore fans. And, now that it’s gone (albeit probably temporarily), nobody gives a shit. While the NHL awaits an agreement from the player's association on a new CBA, the sports landscape is dominated by A-Rod's propensity towards soliciting phone numbers via autographed baseball and, the struggling Philadelphia Eagles. Seriously.

The NHL is in trouble. Big trouble. Like becoming the lamest of all failed sports leagues trouble. Don't believe us? See how it stacks up against 10 defunct sports leagues that, while considerably less glacial, are way cooler than the NHL.  

Written by Sean Evans (@seanseaevans)