In this image from video, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, left, talks to the media as Donald Fehr, executive director of the NHL Players' Association, stands next to him, in New York, early Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. A tentative deal to end the 113-day NHL lockout was reached early Sunday morning following a marathon 16-hour negotiating session. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Johnston)
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NHL hockey is finally back, and this time it's official. Nearly one week after a tentative labor deal was agreed to by the league and its players, the sides agreed to a required memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Saturday night that truly makes the lockout a thing of the past.