While most fans cheered Sunday's news that the NHL lockout was set to end, many wondered how much damage the sport had sustained among its fan base.
In Voorhees, New Jersey fans told FOX 29 they were thrilled to hear that hockey was on its way back, but voiced their frustration over the long hiatus.
"I think this whole thing was just egos, like politics, and I think everybody met in the middle and got where they needed to be and hopefully we don't do this again," one fan said.
Other fans were just happy to know that at least a shortened version of the season would be played this year.
You can watch the story in the video above.
Thursday weather looks damp and stormy. It will be mild and muggy to start with spotty showers early followed by afternoon and evening storms. Highs in the upper 70s with winds out of the SW 5-10 mph. Some of the storms will produce locally heavy rain and gusty winds.
This system is from the same cold front that caused the midwest tornadoes. It will also usher in cooler air for the holiday weekend.