100 NHL players give it 110 per cent on Twitter in response to tentative deal - Macleans.ca

100 NHL players give it 110 per cent on Twitter in response to tentative deal

100+ players thank fans, NHPLA and lucky stars


Game on: NHL players wake up to news of a deal

The NHL and the NHLPA have reached a tentative deal to end the 113-day NHL lockout. As details emerged of the agreement, players responded to the news:

Storified by Maclean’s Magazine· Sun, Jan 06 2013 18:14:17

Now let’s get back on the ice!! Enfin!!!! #nhlpa #NHLMathieu Darche
Go Jets GoBlake Wheeler
Game on. These guys waited a long time today for this scoop. http://pic.twitter.com/25wxPKGjAndrew Ference
Finally! Excited to get back to #beautifulbuffalo and start playing in the NHL again! Can’t wait!Jhonas Enroth
its a Good day for hockeyLappy
Hey Denver, I have a question for you… Can you say ‘Avs Hockey’??? #weareback #wornwithprideMatt Duchene
For every NHL pass, a tree will be planted. Every NHL goal, a solar panel will be installed. Wait… what? Those proposals didn’t get in?!?Andrew Ference
That’s some nice little news to be woken up to…. Tentative deal has been reached and lockout is over.daniel winnik
“@Matthewhugo: @mbacklund11 book your ticket to calgary #lockoutisover” already did! C u Calgary ! #excitedMikael Backlund
Glad to have a deal done, thanks to all our fans out there who suffered through this with us… Looking forward to hitting the ice!!!George Parros
Finallydustin brown
Would personally like to thank all players on negotiating committee, staff and other players who were at the meetings, especially those fordaniel winnik
Nice to have work again! Thanks to Don and everyone in NY. #HereWeGoHal Gill
As players we can now do what we do best. Proudly pull on our jerseys and play with complete passion for our cities and fans.Andrew Ference
That was fast, one minute I’m bussing to our next game and the next I’m standing with my bags in hand at a random train station..Bobby Ryan
Scot Beckenbaugh, next time I’m in NYC, dinner is on me. Thanks for helping get us back on the ice. #NHLSam Gagner
Great news to wake up to. Huge thanks to Don and the executive committee, and everyone battling it out the last couple months.Nick Bonino
It’s time to order up some @WarriorHockey sticks! Go Sabres #letsplayhockeyThomas Vanek
20 hour day of negotiations and straight to airport for a coast to coast flight… At least I’m coming home happy!George Parros
Game On!!! #BuffaloSoldier TimeSteve Ott
It’s a beautiful day for Hockey. #GameOn #missthegameClaude Giroux
So I guess it’s time to jump on my bed again?John Carlson
Woke up to some great news…Big thank you to all who put in countless hours to get this thing done @NHLPAMatt Moulson
Best day of my life! #theendMike Green
Huge thank you to all the players who put in countless hours during these negotiations!Braden Holtby
Back to the fun stuff!!!!! #GameOnjody shelley
Excited to get back on the ice at the ACC soon. Thanks to all the who worked their asses off to get this deal done. #gameon @NHLPAJohn-Michael Liles
Thanks/sorry Fans media and everyone affected by this lockout. Never a fun situation. Now lets go play some hockey !Max Talbot
Best wake up I have had in a long time! Thanks to everyone involved who put in the countless hours. @NHLPARJ Umberger
A Big thanks to everyone who put in the time to get this deal done. Great news to wake up to. @NHLPA @NHL @washcaps #NHL #NHLLockoutWojtek Wolski
Do I speak for everyone when I say this is how we all feel about the lockout ending? http://pic.twitter.com/GCUNPwqZErik Johnson
Thanks to everyone who worked so hard and got this done..scramble is on now..can’t wait to get to NY #letsplayhockeyMichael Grabner
I miss you guys …. Come to papa “@tbrouwer20: @JohnCarlson74 that was my first thought.”John Carlson
Thanks to everyone at the #NHLPA who worked so tirelessly throughout the last 4 months to resolve this! #Kyle Okposo
Thanks to all who got this deal done.. Can’t wait for opening night! #HockeysBackMatt Martin
#GameOn can’t wait to get this goingJamie McGinn
Finally it’s time! Getting the sun block out for some hockey in paradise. Thank you to all the staff and players who worked so hard throughNathan Thompson
Congratulations to everyone involved and affected by this awful Lockout. Out of the boardroom and onto the ice. #theplayers #returningchampsKevin Westgarth
Back to work! http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=649086&cmpid=twt http://fb.me/2k1Cxzu1AMarc-Andre Bergeron
Here we go people,time to start the "we are playing beard"..feel so naked,it’s weird #nobeardproblems http://pic.twitter.com/BrIIsapMMichael Grabner
Let the games begin #heyooooooMike Fisher
Feel like I’m 6 years old again , can’t sleep to excited to get back out there! #boysareback #GameOnMatt Beleskey
Game On!Brian Elliott
So excited to get back to Edmonton. See you soon Oiler fans!!!!Taylor Hall
The past is the past… lets move forward and start enjoying the best game on the planet!! Hockey is back and I love it!!!Henrik Lundqvist
Let’s play hockey !!! #finally #Hockeyisbacktim bozon
Thank god the NHL is finally back just wasn’t right not watching coaches corner on a Saturday night!Morgan Ellis
I just want to sing from a mountaintop!!Patrick Dwyer
Great day and great start to the new year. Hoping for a great season now for our team #habsMax Pacioretty
Great news this morning, for everyone who counts on the NHL for a living, thanks @NHLPA for all the hard work #letsplaysomepuckDave Moss
So excited to finally to get this thing started! Thank you very much to the negotiating committee for their hard work #fireitupErik Gudbranson
Woohooojesse winchester
Best wake up I have had in a long time! Thanks to everyone involved who put in the countless hours. @NHLPARJ Umberger
Time for #hockey! Tentative agreement reached. Flights booked to Ottawa. Can’t wait to get back on the ice! #sens #firedupCraig Anderson
Seems like it’s finally time to pack the bags. Excited to get going #nhlpaCarl Gunnarsson
Awesome news to wake up to, #nhl is back!Derek Joslin
Not one player has ever grown up dreaming of being in the middle of a CBA negotiation…time to get back to living the dream #letsplayhockeyMatt Carle
Thank you to all the hockey fans who have stayed with us and have been patient though this process. See you real soon!! #BestFansEverTJ Oshie
So much nonsense during this whole mess but I must say all players are very thankful for Don Fehr and the entire NHLPA staff. #GameOnRyan Whitney
Lockouts over. Lets get to work!Nazem Kadri
We’re back! And I thought Team USA winning the gold was the best news. Can’t wait to go to Columbus and start the NHL season! #LockoutIsOverJack Johnson
To the fans that won’t come back, I can understand. To the ones that will, thank you for your patience. Welcome back NHL hockey.Paul Bissonnette
Thanks to all the fans who stayed patient and especially the coaches and boys of the OKC Barons. Had a blast and hope to see you guys soonJordan Eberle
LET"S PLAY HOCKEY!!!!!James Wisniewski
Hats off to Don Fehr, the @NHLPA staff and of course the players who worked tirelessly this past week.. Great leadership all around!Kevin Shattenkirk
Happiest for you fans. Sorry that it took so long Lets put the lock out behind us and look forward to some hockey. Because Serbian ChristmasMilan Lucic
I’ve kept my twitter account quiet about the lockout but now I would like to say thank you to all the fans who have waited patiently (cont)Zach Bogosian
People say it’s like Christmas morning waking up today? I’d say this is a lot better. Couldn’t be more excited!!Gabriel Landeskog
Holy sh!t everyone is excited and in a great mood today! I am good thanks for asking. A little parched but good.Mike Commodore
One word I never want to hear again.. "Lockout". Proud to be a part of the @NHLPA Can’t wait to get back to San Jose and start this rideTJ Galiardi
Booker is playing some D on the pond helping me get ready for the season. #1on1 http://pic.twitter.com/24TBmbA6Kyle Okposo
Well were back! And to all the fans who have stuck with us and who will continue to support us, thank you!Logan Couture
So thankful to @vikhockey for giving me the chance to play during the lockout. Good luck now and all the best!Mikael Backlund
Wow what a great day it is today it’s finally over! Thank you to all the fans that have patiently waited for this mess to end especially…Keaton Ellerby
Let’s go let’s go let’s go! NHL is back!!Jacob Markstrom
Thanks to fans for hanging in there. Exciting time for all you fans. The best game in the world is back. Go Habs Go!!! Hell ya!! Love it.Colby Armstrong
Can’t wait to get back on the Garden ice for the best fans in the leagueTyler Seguin
I want to thank the NHLPA staff for all their hard work to do what’s best for the players! Countless 18 hour days away from your family’sJamal Mayers
Work work work work!Joel Ward
Can’t wait to get going!!Ryane Clowe
Here we go. Exciting day today. Thanks to all the PA members that put so much time and effort into getting this settled. GAME ONJim Slater
Thanks to all the great fans out there for their patience and support throughout this lockout. #GoJacketsderick brassard
So excited!Colton Gillies
“@TashaSubban: Congrats!!!! Back to worrrrrk! Lmaoooo playing ball hockey in the house front foyer is over! @PKSubban1 ahhhhhhhh!” HahahaP.K. Subban
So pumped, you guysStu Bickel
So excited to play again, want to thank my wife for not killing me with this time off and most importantly thank the fans for their support!Richard Bachman
FINALLY! The NHL has come back to the millions and MILLIONS of the games fans. #9Evander Kane
What time is it? Game time!! @sarampage Sunday funday #BuzzinJacob Markstrom
Ahhhh, the sun FINALLY came out for real this morning!! #Goodtobeback http://pic.twitter.com/E025y2owSheldon Souray
Did I miss something? #booomJames van Riemsdyk
So excited to get the season going! Thanks @NHLPA and all the players who were involved! #missedchelseadaggerViktor Stalberg
What’d I miss????Anthony Stewart
Can’t wait to get back to LA to get the season going. Thank you to all the fans who supported us throughout the entire process!!Alec Martinez
Welcome back boys. burr ill make sure to dust of the mouthwash for you. #worsebreathontheteam @kbieksa3Ryan Kesler
Denver✈Shane O’Brien
Looking forward to meet the boys in Denver tuesday…about time!P-A Parenteau
Excited to get back to the rink and see the boys! #glasscageofemotionsMark Fistric
Words can’t describe the feeligs and excitement I have to put on the Wings jersey finally. Looking forward to doing great things. #DRWJordin Tootoo
So excited to get the season going! Thanks @NHLPA and all the players who were involved! #missedchelseadaggerViktor Stalberg
Did I miss something? #booomJames van Riemsdyk
In the gym on a sunday with @JonChaimberg getting a sweat on! #lockoutoverproblemsBrandon Prust

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