Found January 06, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
Our long national frozen nightmare is about to come to a close. Pucks should be dropping withing a couple weeks after owners and players reached a tentative agreement to end the 113-day NHL lockout. Reaction among players and others in the NHL is decidedly a sense of relief, followed by eagerness to get back into action. Here’s what some Sharks players and other notable people have said in reaction to the news since it broke early Sunday morning: Sharks forward Logan Couture (via BANG): “I know it’s tough and we’ve taken the game away from them for four months and if I were a fan I’d maybe think twice about buying merchandise or coming to the games,” Couture said, “but they love their hockey out here.” More Couture via his Twitter: Well were back! And to all the fans who have stuck with us and who will continue to support us, thank you! — Logan Couture (@Logancouture) January 6, 2013 Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle (via BANG): “part of me is nervous about what we’re coming back to as f...

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