The best part about the month of January is that the NHL started playing hockey again.
Every hockey player, coach and fan—along with most of the owners—wanted the game to resume after a four-month lockout. It appeared quite dubious at the beginning of the month, but the powers that be came to their senses.
Other than wanting to get off to a good start in a condensed 48-game schedule, the big thing about the month of January was getting in game shape.
However, now that the first month of the season has been torn from the calendar, there are a number of questions that will be asked and hopefully answered in February.