And now for the words everyone has been waiting to hear: The deal is done!
The NHL and NHL Players' Association have finally reached an agreement (pending ratification) on a new six-year collective bargaining agreement that - if approved by the NHL board of governors next Thursday and the rank and file membership of the NHLPA next Tuesday - will officially end the stalemate sometime on July 21.
I'm just home and while I was driving back from my office, I had my cd player at maximum volume listening to the Pearl Jam and I was constantly celebrating waving my fist in the air. My 2 best friends called me on the mob and we were all soooooooo happy. All around us, a mass of italians who care zero about hockey and they don't know what they miss. For everybody but the 3 of us here it's a normal day, for us it's celebration time. What a day!
Let me celebrate also in my language...
E ADESSO ANDIAMO A ROMPERE IL CULO A PAPERE E MERDALANCHE!