Yeah, there's going to be an NHL lockout.
Check out this quote from the Toronto Sun:
"This time, we know going in that a lockout won't kill the game," said Gord Stellick, former general manager of the Maple Leafs, now with Hockey Night In Canada. "We know the players aren't as militant, we know the fight won't get as personal as it was between Gary Bettman and Bob Goodenow and we know a lot of NHL people think games in October and November are for the dogs and can be compressed later. It won't be the end of the world if a lockout starts."
The owners and the players won't be satisfied until they kill the game. Period.