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NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 13: Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings skates past Paul Gaustad #28 of the Nashville Predators in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on April 13, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

NHL Returns With Most Teams On Ice For 1st Skate

On a sheet of ice a few miles from sandy beaches, the Los Angeles Kings finally got to begin their quest to hoist the Stanley Cup again.

97.1 The Ticket–01/14/2013

Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings handles the puck  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Red Wings Open Jan. 19 On Road Against Blues

Detroit’s first of 48 games will be Jan. 19 at St. Louis. The Red Wings will host Dallas on Jan. 22 in their home opener, a day after playing at Columbus.

97.1 The Ticket–01/13/2013

Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings warms up prior to facing the Colorado Avalanche during NHL action at the Pepsi Center on October 24, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Red Wings 3-1.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

NHL Training Camp Tracker: Sunday, Jan. 13

Training camps won’t last long at all, so the player movement should happen faster than normal.

97.1 The Ticket–01/13/2013

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NHL Owners Approve New Labor Deal; Players To Vote

NHL owners unanimously ratified the tentative labor deal Wednesday.

97.1 The Ticket–01/09/2013

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 15: Drew Miller #20 of the Detroit Red Wings tries to get around the stick of Alexander Radulov #47 of the Nashville Predators in the first period during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 15, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Upside Of The NHL Lockout

Hockey’s back!

97.1 The Ticket–01/08/2013

NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 20:  Todd Bertuzzi #44 of the Detroit Red Wings carries the puck past Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators and behind the net of goalie Pekka Rinne #35 in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on April 20, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

NHL Players Prep On Their Own For Upcoming Season

Todd Bertuzzi hunched over, trying to catch his breath, before slowly standing up on his skates to spit and take a swig of water.

97.1 The Ticket–01/08/2013

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Video production crews move quickly to wire the newly arrived NHL podium for an upcoming press conference following a day of negotiations between the NHL and the Players Association at the Westin Times Square on December 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL’s Next Step Is Winning Back Hardened Fans

Welcome back, NHL fans.

97.1 The Ticket–01/07/2013

NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 13: Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings skates past Paul Gaustad #28 of the Nashville Predators in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on April 13, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Game On, But When Will The NHL Drop The Puck?

Now that a tentative deal is done, one big question remains: When is the puck finally going to drop on the long-delayed hockey season?

97.1 The Ticket–01/07/2013

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman arrives for a negotiation session with the NHL Players Association at the Westin Times Square Hotel on December 4, 2012 in New York City. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL Labor Timeline

An overview of the NHL Labor Timeline.

97.1 The Ticket–01/06/2013

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Mediator Back At Work In NHL Labor Fight

About 12 hours after discussions ended, a federal mediator is back at work in the middle of NHL labor talks that hit a snag earlier this week.

97.1 The Ticket–01/05/2013

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