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The lockout has gone one for months and months, but hockey is finally back!  NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA director Donald Fehr stood side by side to deliver the great news to fans.  Don’t get too excited because the details still need to be hammered out and with how long it took to get a verbal agreement it could be a while before they are back on the ice.  “We still have a lot of work to do,” Bettman said, “but it’s good to be at this point.”  The two sides met last night for a reported 16 hours arguing about free agency dates and salary caps.  They are hoping to squeeze in a 50 game season and to resume action January 15th.  At least the hard part is now over and hopefully everything can be worked out within the 48 hour window.  We all want the same thing… we all want to see hockey fights again!

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