This image was lost some time after publication. might not be acknowledging it — in fact, its "CBA News" page hasn't updated in two weeks, because the staff is so busy — and league reps are denying it, but the weird anonymous guy at Eklund's Hockey Rumors and a story in the Los Angeles Times confirm: The NHL and the players unions have ratified a new deal. Hockey will return. Madness, chaos in the streets; hey, get off our porch, you kids!

The agreement will be announced next week and is considered a victory for dwarfish NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. The season will start ... well, we're not sure. Doesn't hockey season kind of just happen, like, all the time?


Hockey On Its Way Back [Los Angeles Times]
Rumored Deal In Principle [Eklund's Hockey Rumors]
NHL CBA News []