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.
Not the prettiest Friday, but we're ready for a great weekend. Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. After an early high in the upper sixties, temperatures fall & winds pick up out of the chillier northwest. Right now the Memorial Day Weekend looks sunny and cool with highs in the low to mid 60s on Saturday, in the 70s Sunday & Monday. Cooler temps at the shore.