Out of market is easy because you can use Game Center (except for the absurd number of blackouts for national broadcasts.)
Local when you don't have cable has been tough as there is no streaming that doesn't blackout all the games.
Gamecenter + https://www.unblock-us.com/ = legit streaming option with no blackouts ever. Takes 5 minutes to setup for the year.
when I was thinking on wether I should get the NHL GCL I came across a Dutch site,I think it was hockeystreams.com, that for a yearly subscription you'd get every NHL game plus AHL, KHL and some other leagues, I can't remember exactly but I think there weren't any blackout problems.
I remember reading somewhere it wasn't approved by the NHL so was affraid of losing my money and went for GCL instead
Apparently there was a thread here in LGW about the aforementioned site
Last I heard hockeystreams is shut down. Since it was a non legit site all those people that gave them money got nothing in return.