Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 1/6/13
With the NHL lockout over and a tentative agreement reached between the NHL and the players associated, Panthers and Lightning players took to the Twitter to express their relief and their readiness to get back on the ice. George Parros, Panthers forward Glad to have a deal done, thanks to all our fans out there who suffered through this with us... Looking forward to hitting the ice!!! George Parros (@GeorgeParros) January 6, 2013 Shawn Matthias, Panthers forward Thought I was dreaming when I woke up! Wow what great news to start my day. So pumped to start! Shawn Matthias (@ShawnMatthias) January 6, 2013 Nathan Thompson, Lightning forward Finally it's time! Getting the sun block out for some hockey in paradise. Thank you to all the staff and players who worked so hard through Nathan Thompson (@NateThompson44) January 6, 2013 This vigorous process.Its greatly appreciated. And apologies to all fans and others who have been effected during this lockout.lockoutover Nathan Thompson (@NateThompson44) January 6, 2013 Marc-Andre Bergeron, Lightning defensemen Back to work! nhl.comicenews.htm?i fb.me2k1Cxzu1A Marc-Andre Bergeron(@bergeron47) January 6, 2013 Erik Gudbranson, Panthers defensemen So excited to finally to get this thing started!Thank you very much to the negotiating committee for their hard work fireitup Erik Gudbranson (@Guddy44) January 6, 2013 Keaton Ellerby, Panthers defensemen Wow what a great day it is today it's finally over! Thank you to all the fans that have patiently waited for this mess to end especially... Keaton Ellerby (@ellerby88) January 6, 2013 Jacob Markstrom, Panthers goaltender Let's go let's go let's go! NHL is back!! Jacob Markstrom (@j_markstrom) January 6, 2013
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