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Published January 06, 2013, 10:08 PM

NHL lockout is over

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- It was a perfect recipe for a Vikings playoff loss hangover, the state of hockey has it's game back. The NHL and it's players association announced a labor agreement around 4 o'clock this morning to end a 113 day lockout.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- It was a perfect recipe for a Vikings playoff loss hangover, the state of hockey has it's game back. The NHL and it's players association announced a labor agreement around 4 o'clock this morning to end a 113 day lockout.

The negotiation session lasted more than 16 hours, but it led to a 10-year agreement, where the two sides will share hockey related revenue with a 50-50 split.

This season will either be a 50 game schedule starting on January 15th or

a 48-game schedule starting on the 19th, depending on with both sides sign off on the deal.

I spoke with Moorhead native and Minnesota Wild Forward Matt Cullen today,

and he said he understands that it may take sometime to win back fans,

but this team is ready to create some excitement.

Cullen says, "None of us are happy that this had to happen. None of us wanted to go through with this in the first place. We have a really exciting team coming to Minnesota now. We're all really excited about that! Basically, we just hope to continue to support us as they have. The teams that get off to a good start are definitely going to have an advantage in a shortened season. It will be very important to find a way to get on the same page in a hurry and playing your best hockey right away."

Along with his new Wild teammates Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, Cullen says the team will start a week long training camp Wednesday before starting the season.

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