This photo combo shows NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, left, talking to the media in Toronto, on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, and at right is Donald Fehr, executive director of the NHL Players' Association, speaking to the media, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in New York. The NHL and the players' association said they reached a tentative agreement early Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in New York, to end a nearly four-month-old lockout that threatened to wipe out the season. (AP Photo)

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This photo combo shows NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, left, talking to the media in Toronto, on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, and at right is Donald Fehr, executive director of the NHL Players' Association, speaking to the media, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in New York. The NHL and the players' association said they reached a tentative agreement early Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in New York, to end a nearly four-month-old lockout that threatened to wipe out the season. (AP Photo)