Wow, I'm glad that's (almost) settled. I have mixed feelings about how hockey should be welcomed back. Most of me want to take the open arms "glad you're back I missed you so much I can kiss you" approach to the return of hockey.
The outraged fan and my wallet want to boycott for a while.
But let's face it, I need hockey. Without it, I paid serious attention to the NBA this season. This cannot be repeated.
So welcome back hockey!