Analysis and opinion over the end of the NHL lockout.
USA TODAY: Kevin Allen lists the “winners and losers” of the NHL lockout.
CBC.CA: Elliotte Friedman, meanwhile, doesn’t see a winner emerging from the lockout fiasco.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: As I noted in my Soapbox today, there are no “winners’ from this lockout. Everyone lost, from owners to players to fans to league employees to those who rely on the league for their business. If this new CBA ends with another lockout in ten years time, everyone loses again.
NATIONAL POST: Ben Shingler found mixed feelings among the NHL fans he interviewed for reaction toward the end of the lockout.
CANADIAN PRESS (via FACEOFF.COM): Chris Johnston runs through the timeline of the NHL lockout.
SPORTING NEWS: Jesse Spector examines the league’s plans for the 2014 Winter Olympics, divisional realignment and wooing back disgruntled fans.
SPORTSNET.CA: John Shannon with a tongue-in-cheek list of things he’ll miss about the NHL lockout.
THE HOCKEY NEWS: Ken Campbell believes it’s time for Gary Bettman to step down as NHL commissioner. Don’t hold your breath.
COURIER POST ONLINE: Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger will attend Flyers training camp, though he’s yet to receive medical clearance to return to action.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I wouldn’t get my hopes up for a Pronger return, Flyers fans. Recent reports indicate he’s still having “good days and bad days”, so he’s unlikely to get medical clearance. Most likely, this is a formality to place him on long-term injury reserve for the season.