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End of the NHL lockout: What they're saying

"From an economic standpoint, there's not really a winner or loser when you're missing games and you're hurting a lot of people from different industries. The common theme toward the end (of negotiations) was 'We're hurting a lot of people, and we're hurting ourselves here.' … Having gone through this the last few times, it's very detrimental to the game and the brand itself."

Lightning wing B.J. Crombeen

"Hopefully (the fans) come back. It's more than understandable for fans to be frustrated. I don't blame them at all. I just hope everyone is excited by the news and by the idea of hockey being back. I hope they can find it in themselves to come back and support us."

Penguins center Sidney Crosby

"I don't know how long it's been since our last game — eight months or something like that. You're relieved, you're happy, you're excited all at the same time. It feels almost like your first hockey game all over again."

Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom

"It's definitely a lot of excitement, relief as well. When we were in the unknown and didn't know what was going to happen with the season, it was kind of tough, but now that it's over, yeah, definitely excited about starting the year. For the fans in Tampa, I know they're going to be excited to come and support us."

Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier

End of the NHL lockout: What they're saying 01/06/13 [Last modified: Sunday, January 6, 2013 10:05pm]
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