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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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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NHLers In Europe Set To Return

The great migration of NHL players to Europe is about to go into reverse.Some of the nearly 200 players who spent the lockout with European clubs had already started trickling back in recent days. Tha...
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Highlights Of NHL's New Tentative Deal

The NHL and NHL Players' Association reached a tentative deal on a new collective bargaining agreement around 4:45 a.m. ET Sunday. While the deal still needs to be ratified by the players and the leag...
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New Flames Coach Stoked To Start Work

CALGARY - It might be coming later than he wanted, but Bob Hartley is a lot closer to finally getting behind the Calgary Flames' bench.Hartley was hired on May 31, but has yet to get the chance to wor...