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Rise and Shine: The NHL Is Back

By January 6, 2013

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No, it's not a dream.

It's the end of the hockey fan's nightmare.

The 2012-13 NHL lockout is history.

Working into the wee hours of the morning, the NHL and its Players' Association scratched and clawed their way to a tentative collective bargaining agreement on Sunday.

Details are still emerging.

But for fans, the most important detail is that the NHL avoids what would have been a disastrous cancellation of the season.

Most reports identify January 19 as the likely start date for the 2012-13 NHL campaign, with a 48 or 50-game schedule.

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