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A Year Ago- Darkness

from Terry Frei of ESPN,
The New NHL is far from perfect, and another strength of the game is that both its fans and media corps aren't sycophantic and argue about it all. Bettman will remain the lightning rod for those who ridiculously want to blame him for everything that is perceived to be wrong about the sport. But he not only was dynamic enough for his regime to get what it set out to get, he had overseen the implementation and -- most important of all -- the acceptance of the new system. This, at times, seems to have become the wingers fighting, then buying each other beers in the Pullman cars on the way to the second game in the barn-and-barn series. And so, a year after the darkness, the NHL can get on with the best postseason in professional sports.
more Frei opens his column with this,
A year ago, there was darkness. It seems amazing at times how little talk there is about that.
I believe many of us just want to look ahead. Looking back just brings up so many bad memories and at this time of year, I don't even want to go there.

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