Jan 07, 2013
By Bob Komsic
The wheels are in motion to get a shortened N-H-L season under way sometime next week after a tentative deal was reached to end the 113-day lockout.
Owners and players will spend the next couple of days voting on the 10-year deal that was reached early Sunday morning.
It’s expected to be ratified by both sides.
Then the league and players will try to make it up to loyal fans.
Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf hopes they’re in a forgiving mood.
The puck would likely drop on a 50-game season next week Tuesday, while a 48-game season would probably start on Saturday the 19th.