The lockout and the damage done

Updated: January 6, 2013, 8:45 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- And so the National Hockey League will have hockey after all.

Not sure whether to laugh, cry or just throw up at the absurdity of it all as the two sides emerged early Sunday morning from a 16-hour overnight bargaining session that yielded a tentative 10-year deal that will see players return for a 48- or 50-game schedule sometime in the next two weeks.

This much we know: It's going to take a lot more than a couple of lame words of contrition painted on NHL rinks to get ...

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