Some fans are delighted the National Hockey League's lockout is over.
After more than a hundred days, the greedheads who own National Hockey League franchises have finally reached a new collective bargaining agreement with the NHL Players Association.
I've been a hockey fan for almost 40 years. You could precede the phrase "hockey fan" with words like avid, obsessive, and devoted. I love the game.
I should say "loved" the game. Not anymore. The long layoff gave me a chance to find other activities that are more enjoyable than watching hockey on television. When I first started watching the game, it had speed, flow, grace and beauty. The sport as it is now played is boring. Last season, I don't think I watched all three periods of any game, not even in the playoffs.
National Hockey League hockey will be back soon in a rink near you. I have just one prediction to make about the upcoming shortened season: lots of groin injuries from players being out of skating shape.
But who cares?