Flyers owner Ed Snider had a simple message on the day the NHL lockout ended: Welcome back, NHL fans.
Flyers All-Star Claude Giroux received the wakeup call he waited to hear for 113 days. Locked out for months, the NHL was indeed ready to drop the puck.
A person familiar with the decision says the NHL has canceled all games through Dec. 30.
Will they play NHL hockey this year? That is the question. Everybody hopes the answer will be yes, but not everybody thinks the answer will be yes. Wayne Gretzky does, though.