Both sides in the NHL lockout have made a "tentative agreement" to end the lockout! I will not get too excited until it is 100% officially over and dates have been set to get back on the ice. But! Still very good news for hockey fans. The best news we've gotten in months, in fact (save for the USA WINNING THE GOLD IN THE WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS! YAY!).
Following a marathon session of bargaining that began on Saturday morning and lasted into the early hours of Sunday, the NHLPA and the NHL announced that they had reached a tentative agreement in principle on the framework of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
NHLPA Executive Director Don Fehr and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman met briefly with the assembled media just past 5:30 a.m. to announce the agreement in principle and give the hockey world an update on what is to come in the next few days, as we approach the puck-drop of the 2013-14 season.