NHL Lockout is Over, Owners and NHLPA Keep Media Up

By Derek Kessinger
Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports


Goodnight Night Moon, Goodnight Mush, Goodnight NHL Lockout.

It’s over! Just past Five A.M. Eastern, (and yes, I’m on Mountain time, but it was still late) the NHL ended it’s lockout (tentatively, according to Adrian Dater of the Denver Post).

From all accounts, (I wrote this before they even emerged from the room) NHLPA head Donald Feher and NHL Comissioner Gary Bettman came out of the meeting holding hands.  A handful of reporters were there to cover the events, unfortunately, none of them had short term memories that were functioning after staying up for 24 straight hours.

What was clear, the NHL is all set to start games in the next couple of weeks and end the season with the Stanley Cup Finals. Yes, the Stanley Cup Finals did make it into the final draft of the CBA. Also appearing, the Columbus Blue Jackets and Phoenix Coyotes still exist, despite the protest of some parties around the country.

What still has everyone puzzled, what have they been doing for the last few months. More importantly, don’t they know that nothing good happens after 2 A.M. While the reference from an early episode of How I Met Your Mother may go over the heads of some people, can this CBA really be any good? Do sleep deprived Billionaires and Millionaires come up with their best ideas in sleep deprevation?

Breakfast was the next item on the table, literally. They ordered breakfast, which likely included coffee.

Goodnight everyone. Welcome back hockey.

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