In the most recent lockout news, TJ Oshie is obviously bored with all the time he has off from hockey. In an attempt to fill the void, he made an appearance on the University of North Dakota hockey team’s web show Brad Miller Time.
The episode of the show was entitled “Lockout Problems” and gave a humorous look at the NHL lockout. It followed the former UND player around to document some of the everyday struggles he faces as a locked out NHL hockey player. All sorts of tragic things occurred; everything from the ATM telling Oshie that he had “insufficient funds” to being told that he should not have left school early.
Also, it was suggested that “This guy needs a real job.” And speaking of that, just what has Oshie been up to during this lockout? At first there were rumors of him joining his friend and Blues teammate Patrik Berglund to play in Sweden, but so far nothing tangible on that front. Since then there really haven’t been any other hints of Oshie playing overseas.
Oshie did participate in the Cam Janssen Fights Sandy charity event two weekends ago. The event organized by Cam Janssen to benefit first responders impacted by Hurricane Sandy was a huge success and St. Louis hockey fans showed up in droves to see some of their favorite Blues players and donate for a good cause. In addition, Oshie hung around St. Louis for a few days to join St. Louis Post-Dispatch Blues writer, Jeremy Rutherford, for a Blues Beat radio show, plus meet and greet with fans.
Most recently, (as in just a few hours ago) it seems that Oshie is paying a visit to Minnesota Hockey Camps where he usually spends his summers training.
As hope for an NHL season seems to be dwindling with every passing day, we can only hope that Oshie and his fellow locked out players continue to find ways to combat and cope with all the numerous lockout problems they face.