With the NHL lockout dragging on, its players have been adopted as the starving students of the sporting world. Gentlemen, you can put down the Kraft Dinner, relief is on its way. Bob Goodenow and the Player’s Association have announced plans to help their members’ stuff their pockets back inside their pants. 730 locked out players will be receiving compensation in the amount of $10,000 for the months of November and December, with additional payments in the $5,000 – $10,000 range for subsequent months. Although the lockout pay will be appreciated, a year’s salary will only amount to $65,000 or so, and this isn’t the CFL. What kind of player can realistically live on that kind of money these days? Wade Belak? With the Holiday Season just around the corner, it’s lucky these guys have millions banked away.