NHL LOCKOUT OVER

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Looking Forward to a Short and Sweet Hockey Season

Perhaps not everyone north of the border is altogether enamoured with the return of hockey. Some Canadian fans will surely refuse to forgive the league and the players for the absurd, avaricious four-month disruption to their puck fix. But I suppose we rejoice. Hockey's back. With a brand-new season. Sweet -- and short.
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Why I'll Still Watch NHL Hockey (and You'd Be Stupid Not To)

If you loved hockey before, there's no reason why you won't love watching the same sport again. But taking the lockout personally is the result of viewing your relationship to the game in unhealthy terms. Those who claim to take revenge on beloved hockey by ignoring it are in effect prolonging the lockout out of spite, and I suspect this crowd will tune in soon, their misplaced pride notwithstanding.
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OK, Let’s Start Making Money!

The NHL lockout has ended, and the teams and various businesses that depend on them can get back to making money, but some economic damage has already been done to Canada as a result of the labour sta...
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Weary Businesses Hope For NHL Boost

Companies that rely on the NHL to attract customers are anxiously awaiting the start of a condensed hockey season following a months-long dry spell that has cost some businesses dearly. Claude Lesper...
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Fans React To NHL News

As the end to the NHL lockout came into view Sunday, fans, reporters, celebrities and players took to Twitter to celebrate. The league and players' association reached a tentative agreement in the ea...
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Gary Bettman 'Saved The Season'

Grapes is handing out top marks to the NHL commissioner following Sunday's tentative end to the lockout. Coach's Corner star Don Cherry was among those busy tweeting about the end of the NHL labour s...