Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/11/13
A Winter Without Hockey Is Far Too Cold Canucks fans and fans of the NHL have suffered through their second lockout in a decade but have successfully held on through thick and thin for a shortened 2012/13 season. The tribulations of the latest labour dispute produced wonderful cultural explosions among hockey fans like #AssMode, @NHLPodium, and #DregerFace, but after a bitter winter without hockey fans had begun to feel hardcore hockey withdrawal. 5 Reasons The Flying V is glad the NHL is back No More #ShapHeat In the Smylosphere Canucks fans rung in the New Year in a sour mood, lost in a downward spiral of constant conflict and incessant infighting. The daily bickering between writers of all mediums began to resemble an online rendition of Mean Girls, but before a burn-book could be created fans discovered a faint light at the end of the tunnel. Hockey appeared on the horizon, and the healing could begin again. Canucks hockey is just around the corner! The ice will be fresh and the...
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