Apparently, we're VERY close to an end to the NHL lockout. Quoth Eklund's Hockey Rumors:

Two solid respected sources echoed the same sentiment "I think we are a week away from the announcement. After what happened before in 94, they will and should be cautious..."

the roller coaster continues, but even the most skeptical people are saying this is a matter of a week or two. One said, "There is so much momentum right now, it would be really hard for anyone to stop it."

Thank God. Those dorks at NHL.com can stop playing their imaginary tournaments now.

Update [Eklund's Hockey Rumors]
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