The reports of an end to the lockout at the beginning of this week got hockey fans excited, and both NHL owners and players are doing their part to keep the momentum moving forward.
Bruins forward Daniel Paille indicated a few weeks ago thathe was getting close to the time when he would decide to leave for Europe.
It was probably too good to be true when the NHL and NHLPA quietly hunkered down for three long days of negotiating this week.
From Comcast SportsNet Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The hits just keep on coming for Tim Thomas.