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The NHL lockout isn’t over yet, but the Ottawa Senators are already trying to figure out how to convince disgruntled hockey fans to return to Scotiabank Place. A poll sent out to past ticket buyers Monday offers up a slate of potential incentives — including free parking and two-for-one tickets — and asks respondents how likely they would be to take advantage.

It’s been a bad week for hockey fans, hasn’t it? Last Thursday was supposed to be the beginning of the end of the NHL’s lockout, a day for the owners and players to put their heads down and come up with a deal to preserve an 82-game schedule. Instead, both sides carried on with their hollow, spiteful war of words, to the intense anger or, increasingly, apathy of the fans who actually fund their business.

Distrust continues to creep into the NHL’s stalled labour negotiations. The NHL Players’ Association was left questioning the league’s motives after it surfaced Tuesday that team owners and general managers were given a 48-hour window last week to speak with players about the NHL’s latest contract offer.