NHL fans no longer have to worry about Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr staring at each other across a negotiating table.
A tentative deal was struck in the wee hours Jan. 6, and barring any complications, NHL teams will start playing hockey again within two weeks (via TSN.ca).
The serious business of the NHL lockout will give way to the serious business of earning a spot in the playoffs and winning a championship.
That means important decisions and moves are going to have to be made by the 30 NHL general managers to get their teams prepared for the shortened season.
Here's a look at 10 of the biggest questions heading into the new hockey season.