It took 113 days, but we finally made it. The NHL and NHLPA agreed to a tentative deal to end the lockout early Sunday morning.
While there have been countless different reactions to the news, one thing's certain: after having to wait over 100 days for a decision, NHL fans have a strong opinion about the league's return and the lockout in general.
So in five words or less, fans spoke their mind. Some happy, some excited... well, you can see for yourself: View the story "Fans feel wide range of emotions as NHL returns" on Storify
So there you have it.
In the words of former Blackhawks winger Troy Brouwer (who spoke with CSN Washington Sunday morning): "For the fans that don't come back, we understand. For the ones that do come back, we want to say thank you for being very patient with us."