News of an agreement for the framework for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement early Sunday spread quickly throughout the hockey community during the past 36 hours, and that was certainly evident in social media.
Players and executives began to prepare for the potential start of the 2012-13 season in earnest, and excitement was abundant for NHL teams to get back on the ice.
Added Vancouver general manager Mike Gillis (@GMMikeGillis): "It's great to be back. Thank you to all Canuck fans for your loyalty. We'll see you soon."
Giving thanks to hockey fans was definitely a theme for the day. So was chronicling travel stories as players began the process of making their way back to NHL cities from hometowns or European cities where they have played during the lockout.