Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/7/13
The Lockout is over! Saturday night after a marathon 16 hour bargaining session, the NHL and the NHLPA came to an agreement on a new 10 year collective bargaining agreement.  I can’t imagine it was easy. I don’t like being around my own friends or family for 16 hours. Can you imagine being around people you hate for that long? Either way, the end of the lockout spells good news for all involved. Sure, the fans got dragged through the mud in what was unquestionably the worst and most embarrassing negotiation in pro sports, but hey, at least it’s over right? Once a CBA is reached it’s been speculated that the NHL has plans for both a 50 and 48 game season, according to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun. The 50 game season would have a start date of January 15th, the 48 game season a start date of January 19th. Even after all the bull I can say I’m really excited for the season to start, albeit a truncated season, it’s a hockey season that I can get behind. Lots to look forward to, so here’s my five...
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